Hazel Leaf-roller - Apoderus coryli

Alternative names
Hazel Leaf-rolling Weevil

This beetle has red elytra and a black head which narrows at the rear forming a distinct neck.

Identification difficulty

On Hazel.

When to see it

May to July.

Life History

Larvae feed in rolled up leaves of hazel, which the adult female cuts and prepares.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 3 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