Hazel Leaf-roller - Apoderus coryli

    Alt Name
    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map