Green Leaf Weevil - Phyllobius maculicornis

    Description

    One of many similar green weevils. It has elongate scales and a covering of fine, pale setae. It has a tooth on the femora which are dark coloured under the scales. The elytral striae are clearly visible (lacking scales) and the apex of the scape is dark.

    Similar Species

    It is very similar to Phyllobius pomaceus but can be identified with a lens through the combination of elongate scales and dark, toothed femora. (P. pomaceus has oval scales). See our ID Guide to Phyllobius weevils.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    It is found mainly in broadleaf trees.

    When to see it

    April onwards.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 18 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Further Information

    Eakring Birds has a useful introduction to Phyllobius weevils.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map