Meadow Cranesbill Weevil - Zacladus geranii
A small black weevil 2 to 3 mm in length with strongly ridged and pitted elytra.
Zacladus exiguus is very similar, but is only found on small flowered Geranium species, and is much rarer.
On Meadow Cranes-bill and Bloody Cranes-bill.
July to September.
Widespread in much of southern Britain in those areas where the food plants occur.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 13 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015