Alosterna tabacicolor


It can be recognised by its pale tan elytra divided by a darker brown mid-line.

Photo ID?

Feeds on flowers, particularly in well wooded areas.

When to see it

May to July.

Life History

The larvae live in the bark of various trees but especially Oaks.

UK Status

Very common, particularly in southern Britain.

VC55 Status

Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 14 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map