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Vine weevil or leaf cutter bee?

catrionad21E8Ym3ES1catrionad21E8Ym3ES1 Sussex coastPosts: 8
Good afternoon.

Lots of half moon shaped holes have appeared on my acer recently and I am hoping that they’re caused by cute wee bees who are very welcome to bits of leaf. However, I have had vine weevils in pots in the past and have used nematodes but not this year so wondering if it’s the evil wee beasties making a comeback.  Any thoughts of what could be causing these?

Many thanks.


  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,384

    Vine weevil damage looks more like this

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,509
    I agree @B3@catrionad21E8Ym3ES1 ‘s photo looks like the work of Leafcutter Bees 👍 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 2,027
    Yes Leafcutter bees, lovely to see especially when you know your not dealing witrh vine weevils.
  • catrionad21E8Ym3ES1catrionad21E8Ym3ES1 Sussex coastPosts: 8
    That is very welcome news. Thank you all.
  • Kate 7Kate 7 Posts: 336
    If you are patient you can watch the bees at work. Fascinating.
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