Ash Bark Beetle - Hylesinus varius
A tiny brown bark beetle (2.75 mm).
Hylesinus varius (formerly Leperisinus fraxini) and H. wachtli (formerly L.orni) can only be distinguished by microscopic examination. H. varius has coarse suberect setae on the sides of the elytra that are clearly visible from above and a more elongate antennal club.
Anywhere that Ash is present.
All year round.
A wood boring beetle associated with Ash.
Most records come from the southern half of Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 19 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015