Ash Bark Beetle - Hylesinus varius

    Description

    A tiny brown bark beetle (2.75 mm).

    Similar Species

    Hylesinus varius (formerly Leperisinus fraxini) and H. wachtli (formerly L.orni) can only be distinguished by microscopic examination.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Anywhere that Ash is present.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    Life History

    A wood boring beetle associated with Ash.

    UK Status

    Most records come from the southern half of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 19 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map