Alosterna tabacicolor


    It can be recognised by its pale tan elytra divided by a darker brown mid-line.

    Identification difficulty

    Feeds on flowers, particularly in well wooded areas.

    When to see it

    May to July.

    Life History

    The larvae live in the bark of various trees but especially Oaks.

    UK Status

    Very common, particularly in southern Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 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