Temnocerus nanus

Description

A very tiny blackish weevil with studded elytra.

Similar Species

There are several very similar weevils which coupled to the small size makes it hard to be sure of the identify from a photo alone. However habitat information is helpful, and this species is nearly always found on Birch.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Usually an arboreal species and often found on birch.

When to see it

Spring to autumn.

Life History

A leaf rolling weevil largely associated with birch.

UK Status

Fairly common and widespread in Britain

VC55 Status

Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 6 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