Bath Wildlife Sightings
Agelastica alni (Alder Leaf-beetle), Bennetts Lane, Bath, ST7566
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Bennetts Lane, Bath
Hawthorn hedge on edge of green
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.