Agrilus angustulus

Description

Length 4 to 6.5 mm with a metallic bronze appearance.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Associated with oak but it is a polyphagous species and will, less frequently, feed on various other tree species.

When to see it

May and June are probably the peak period for adults.

Life History

The larvae feed under the bark of younger stems and branches, their presence indicated by unevenly raised marks on the surface of branches caused by the underlying larval tunnels.

UK Status

Occasional in the southern half of Britain becoming scarcer further north.

VC55 Status

Infrequently recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 11 VC55 records for this species up to the end of 2017.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map