Rhamphus pulicarius

    Description

    A small black weevil 1.4 to 2 mm, with heavily punctured elytra. 

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Where the larval foodplants - Birch, Willow, and Poplar occur.

    When to see it

    The larval mines can be seen from August to October.

    Life History

    The larva feed on Birch, Willow, and Poplar producing a mine in the leaves. 

    UK Status

    Widespread, particularly in the southern half of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Only occasionally recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 9 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map