Common name:Leaf-rolling weevils
Number of species:2
This family has just two British members, both small primitive red and black weevils. Both species are leaf-rollers, with the female rolling a hostplant leaf tightly around an egg laid on the surface: Attelabus nitens (Scopoli) on oak and Apoderus coryli (L.) on hazel. They are locally distributed across England and Wales and into Scotland, generally occurring in woodland, hedgerows, parkland, and wherever the hostplants are found.