A small black weevil 1.4 to 2 mm, with heavily punctured elytra.
Where the larval foodplants - Birch, Willow, and Poplar occur.
The larval mines can be seen from August to October.
The larva feed on Birch, Willow, and Poplar producing a mine in the leaves.
Widespread, particularly in the southern half of Britain.
Only occasionally recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 9 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015