Oak Leaf-roller - Attelabus nitens
This is a distinctive reddish brown coloured weevil with a black head. The males measure about 5 mm in length, but the females are larger, at around 7 to 8 mm.
Often found in woodland on Oak, but also on other trees such as Beech and Birch.
May to September.
The single egg is laid near the edge of a leaf; the leaf is cut and rolled up to protect the developing egg.
Widespread in England and Wales, but not particularly common.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 12 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
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