European Elm Flea Weevil - Orchestes alni
A very small weevil. Each red/orange wing case (elytron) usually has two or more dark blotches, which gives this weevil a rather ladybird like appearance, but it is easily distinguished as a weevil by the distinctive long snout.
Orchestes alni is associated with Elm.
The adults are seen around mid summer.
Records for this species are mainly from the southern half of England.
Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 8 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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