Alder Leaf Beetle (Agelastica alni)

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Re: Alder Leaf Beetle (Agelastica alni)

Postby RachelMC on Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:37 am

These photos of an Alder Leaf beetle (Agelastica alni) were taken at the RECORD offices by Mark Peters, one of our volunteers on 15th April 2014.

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Alder Leaf-beetle (Agelastica alni) - RECORD Offices - 15/04/2014

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Alder Leaf-beetle (Agelastica alni) - RECORD Offices - 15/04/2014


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Re: Alder Leaf Beetle (Agelastica alni)

Postby DonSten on Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:30 am

Alder Leaf Beetle (Agelastica alni):

Nice photographs, particularly the top one, which is the closest shot I have seen of this beetle.
Really captures the blueness as it enjoys the sun - one of millions this year I suspect.

Cheers,
Don

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Re: Alder Leaf Beetle (Agelastica alni)

Postby CSkep on Fri May 08, 2015 4:27 pm

Numerous specimens seen on trees and posts around a small pond in Gresty Greenway, Crewe. Found this recording website after scouring the web to identify the beetle so have signed up. Unfortunately I didn't count their numbers but I am preparing a record to submit the sighting. Image link below to confirm correct ID.
http://www.csartandphotography.co.uk/?attachment_id=348

Thanks,
Carl

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Re: Alder Leaf Beetle (Agelastica alni)

Postby DonSten on Sat May 09, 2015 6:43 am

Hello Carl,

Welcome to the forum!

It is Agelastica alni, and now that you've got you eye in for it, you'll probably notice it all over Cheshire!

It is now well established in Hampshire, so the north and south populations will gradually spread out and 'merge' and it will be found almost anywhere there are Alders .

Thanks for the record.

Cheers,
Don

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Re: Alder Leaf Beetle (Agelastica alni)

Postby CSkep on Sat May 09, 2015 2:52 pm

Thanks for the welcome and confirmation Don :)

It's great discovering new stuff, especially on your own doorstep!

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