Col:Curculionidae
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Orchestes alni (Linnaeus, 1758)
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the cocoon can be seen as a bump in the centre of the mine

Food Plant: Ulmus procera (Elm)

Mine: Early Summer

Pupa: In a spherical cocoon inside the leaf (as shown)

Notes: A blotch is formed at the leaf tip from an initial corridor, which runs from the midrib (Formerly called Rhynchaenus alni)

Data: 17.v.2009, ex mine 11.v.2009, Woods Mill, Henfield, W.Sussex, VC13

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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