Hawthorn Jewel Beetle - Agrilus sinuatus


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

Identification difficulty

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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map