Hazel Leaf-roller - Apoderus coryli
This beetle has red elytra and a black head which narrows at the rear forming a distinct neck.
May to July.
Larvae feed in rolled up leaves of hazel, which the adult female cuts and prepares.
Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.
Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 3 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
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