Viburnum Beetle

Pyrrhalta viburni


Over all length 4.5 - 6.5mm. This beetle is a plain, yellowish-brown. The pronotum is only slightly wider than the head.


The adults and their larvae feed on viburnum, making holes in the leaves and, when present in numbers, causing great damage.

Status and distribution

Fairy common and widespread in southern England, less common in Wales. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

July and August.