Orchestes fagi (Linnaeus, 1758)
A small weevil, measuring little more than 3.0mm in length. Orchestes fagi is found on Beech, where it is most easily recorded by the leaf mine made by the larva. Adults can be beaten from adjacent foliage and especialy evergreen shrubs over the Winter months. Like many other species, Orchestes fagi has the ability to jump to escape predation. Seemingly not common in Nottinghamshire, but doubtless under-recorded to some degree.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Orchestes fagi
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014.

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Updated August 2017

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