Bath Wildlife Sightings

Agelastica alni (Alder Leaf-beetle), Bennetts Lane, Bath, ST7566

Confirmed

Date first seen

Date last seen

Frequency of Sighting

Species

Agelastica alni (Linnaeus - 1758) (Alder Leaf-beetle)

Evidence

Quantity

Abundant

Locality

Bennetts Lane, Bath

Habitat

Hawthorn hedge on edge of green

Environmental Conditions

Grid Reference

ST753660

Other Information

Feeding on leaves of hawthorn next to an Italian Alder not yet in leaf. First local record of this recently arrived beetle feeding on a tree other than Alder. The example in the close-up has a lump on one wing-case, probably evidence of a parasite.

Recorded by

Rob Randall

Identified by

Rob Randall
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