Agrilus laticornis


Length 4.5 to 6 mm, often with a rather bronzy sheen.

Identification difficulty

Oak woodland or other areas where oak is found.

When to see it

Peak period is June to August.

Life History

The larvae burrow through the bark of dead trunks and branches of Oak.

UK Status

Widespread in the southern half of Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 24 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