Meadow Cranesbill Weevil - Zacladus geranii

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

    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

    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