Birch Leaf Roller - Deporaus betulae
This is a black weevil with punctate elytra and is about 5 mm long. The males have swollen femora on the rear legs but not the females.
Found on Birch.
Spring and summer.
The females cut most of the way through a leaf, producing an inverted cone, in which an egg is laid.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 21 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015