Nettle Leaf Weevil

Polydrusus formosus


Over all length 6 - 8mm. A medium sized green weevil, at first glance very like the Green Nettle Weevil, but is smaller with pale orange (not green) legs.


Feeds on a wide variety of woody plants. The larvae feed in the soil on the roots.

Status and distribution

Most records come from Kent, the Midlands, East Anglia and south Wales, although there are a few records from further north as far as Edinburgh. Uncommon in Nottinghamshire and recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

April to August.