Bath Wildlife Sightings

Agelastica alni (Alder Leaf-beetle) on Birch, Claverton Street, Widcombe, Bath, ST7564

Confirmed

Date first seen

Date last seen

Frequency of Sighting

Species

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

Evidence

Feeding on leaves

Quantity

Several

Locality

Claverton Street, Widcombe, Bath

Habitat

Silver Birch and Paper-bark Birch leaves

Environmental Conditions

Sunny

Grid Reference

ST752643

Other Information

Second local record on trees other than Alders. It will be interesting to see if they lay eggs on either of these trees. Leaves of Silver Birch in particular are quite small and would not sustain many larvae.

Recorded by

Rob Randall

Identified by

Rob Randall
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