Coleoptera: Curculionidae

Orchestes rusci (Herbst, 1795) < back | home

Food Plant: Betula (Birch)

Mine: Bivoltine: late spring & summer

Pupa: Outside the mine in the cut-out disc.

Notes: A broad gallery with scattered frass, usually along the edge of the leaf, ending at a circular blotch from which a case is cut leaving a round hole. (Formerly called Rhynchaenus rusci). The larva (as shown) is a yellow colour, wity distinctive anterior markings

Image: Mike Wall

Data:, Basingstoke, Hants, VC12