Apoderus coryli Linnaeus, 1758
Common names: Hazel Leaf-roller Weevil [En], Apodère du noisetier [Fr], Hazelaarbladrolkever [Nl], Haselblattroller [De]
Tubize, Brabant ● Belgium
Description: 6-7.5 mm length. Head black, oval, strongly constricted behind, second joint of antennae very short, about a third the length of the first; intermediste coxae broadly distant. The elytrae are red, punctuated. The legs are black except femurs red.
The Attelabidae are included within the primitive weevils, because of their straight antennae, which are inserted near the base of the rostrum. The prothorax is much narrower than the base of the elytra on the abdomen.
Biology: Adults can be seen from May to August. They feeds on leaves of hazel, sometimes birch, oaks
The female cuts slits into leaves to deposit her eggs, and rolls that part of the leaf in which the larvae will feed. The larva hibernate within the fallen leaf roll on the ground, pupating in the spring.
Habitat: Woodland, wooded parkland, hedgerows.
Distribution : Europe, Siberia to Japan.
Watford Coleoptera Group
Reichholf-Riehm H., 1984. Les insectes, Guide vert poche, Solar.