European Elm Flea Weevil - Orchestes alni

    Alternative names
    Elm Flea Weevil

    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.

    Identification difficulty

    Orchestes alni is associated with Elm.

    When to see it

    The adults are seen around mid summer.

    UK Status

    Records for this species are mainly from the southern half of England.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 8 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map