Strawberry Blossom Weevil - Anthonomus rubi
A small grey-black weevil around 2.5 to 3mm long with a tiny pale scutellum.
Especially common around strawberry and raspberry crops.
This insect is a particularly problematic pest of strawberry in Europe, in some cases responsible for up to 80% loss of the berry crop. Adults feed on strawberry foliage, and females lay one egg per flower bud; larvae develop inside buds.
Common and widespread in England and Wales.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 23 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