Meadow Cranesbill Weevil - Zacladus geranii

Alternative names
Meadow Crane's-bill Weevil and as Geranium Weevil
Description

A small black weevil 2 to 3 mm in length with strongly ridged and pitted elytra.

Similar Species

Zacladus exiguus is very similar, but is only found on small flowered Geranium species, and is much rarer.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

On Meadow Crane’s-bill and Bloody Crane’s-bill.

When to see it

July to September.

UK Status

Widespread in much of southern Britain in those areas where the food plants occur.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 13 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map