Magdalis cerasi

    Description

    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.

    Habitat

    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. 

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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