Hawthorn Jewel Beetle - Agrilus sinuatus

    Description

    Length 5 to 10 mm. This is a reddish-brown rather bronze-metallic looking species.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Anywhere that Hawthorn occurs.

    When to see it

    Adults are active from mid-June to late September.

    Life History

    The species is associated with Hawthorn, the larvae bore beneath the bark producing a snaky, zig-zag pattern.

    UK Status

    Previously classed as nationally scarce, it seems to be becoming more frequent although it remains mainly restricted to the southern half of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Scarce in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 4 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map