Orchestes rusci


    A tiny weevil of just over 2 mm in length.

    Identification difficulty

    Associated with Birch.

    When to see it

    Peak time to search for adults is from May to September.

    Life History

    Larvae mine the leaves of Birch from late Spring.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 14 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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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