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Weevil

Observed: 16th May 2011 By: orangehooforangehoof’s reputation in Invertebratesorangehoof’s reputation in Invertebratesorangehoof’s reputation in Invertebratesorangehoof’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

About 8-10mm long. Strong greenish tinges in places. Devouring leaves of a young silver birch.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Fenwickfield's picture

Would agree

I would say it was P.pomaceus.

Fenwickfield

AlanS's picture

Not P. pomaceus

It's not P. pomaceus as it lacks femoral teeth, and P. pomaceus is confined to nettles as a food plant.

For info on P. pomaceus, including explanation of femoral teeth, see:

http://www.bioref.lastdragon.org/Coleoptera/Phyllobius_pomaceus.html

Alan