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.
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.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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