Orchestes rusci (Herbst, 1795)
A tiny weevil of just over 2mm in length. It is found on Birch, with the larva mining the leaves from late Spring. This adult was found by beating the lower branches of a mature Birch on Sherwood Heath in early May 2009.
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Orchestes rusci leafmine, photographed at Cuckney Hay Wood October 2012.
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Orchestes rusci
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated February 2017

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