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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map