Orchestes pilosus

Alternative names
Rhynchaenus pilosus

There are a number of similar species and detailed examination is necessary for a safe id.

Identification difficulty

Associated with Oak.

When to see it

Peak time for adults is from mid May to late September.

Life History

The larvae mine the leaves of Oak species.  The mining usually occurs between late April and June.

UK Status

Widespread in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 11 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map