Magdalis cerasi


2.4 to 4.2 mm, entirely black, appears dull due to strong puncturation and microsculpture. Head dull; microsculpture strong and without puncturation. Eyes convex, discontinuous with outline of head.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.


Predominantly on Oaks, sometimes Hawthorn. 

When to see it

May to July.

UK Status

Widespread though very local throughout the south and the midlands. This species is possible increasing its range and becoming more frequent.

VC55 Status

Uncommon, possibly under recorded. 

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