Green Immigrant Leaf Weevil

Polydrusus formosus

Polydrusus formosus is a species of ''broad-nosed weevils'' belonging to the family Curculionidae, subfamily Entiminae. This beetle is present in most of Europe and in Nearctic ecozone.

They are eaters of young leaves and open blossoms of a wide variety of woodland trees and shrubs, but also fruit trees and hazelnut. They are considered a pest of fruit trees, causing extensive damages to their buds, blossoms and shoots.
Green Immigrant Leaf Weevil - frontal, Heesch, Netherlands The tiny (6mm) Green Immigrant Leaf Weevil. This is basically a black weevil with colorful pearl-like scales. As they age, they become increasingly dark as they lose more scales. Extreme Macro,Polydrusus formosus


The colour of this insect is brilliant green, as the black body is coated in emerald scales.

The soil-inabiting larvae grow up to 7 millimetres long feeding of juicy plant roots. In Autumn their development is complete. They overwinter and pupate in Spring.

The adults grow up to 5–6 millimetres long and can mostly be encountered from April through August. Adults of this beetle lay their eggs in the bark or leaves of the host-plants.
Weevil -  Polydrusus formosus Even though it is green on green, I found it anyway, getting him standing still for a second is another story. Geotagged,Netherlands,Polydrusus formosus,Polydrusus sericeus,Spring


P. formosus has long been known under the name Polydrusus sericeus and is still often featured as such in older literature and keys.


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SpeciesP. formosus
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