Nettle Weevil - Phyllobius pomaceus


    Length 9 mm. This beetle has a metallic bluish-green covering of scales. However the scales easily rub off and older specimens can look almost black. The front femur has a prominent tooth and the scales are oval.

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    Identification difficulty

    Most commonly found on Nettles.

    When to see it

    April to late June.

    UK Status

    Common throughout England and Wales and with a few scattered records from Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 70 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map