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Classification Super Family : CurculionoideaFamily: Attelabidae
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Length .Males about 5mm in length, Females are larger, at around 7-8mm.
May - June
The Oak Leaf Roller (Attelabus nitrens) is a species of Snout Beetle (Curculionidae) so named from its habit of making leafy containers for its brood. Despite its name, the Oak Leaf Roller also lives on other trees as well as oaks.
A single egg is laid near the edge of a leaf, the leaf is cut and rolled up to protect the developing egg.
Mixed tree areas not only Oak