Mecinus pascuorum


A small (2 to 2.5 mm) grey- brown, sometimes slightly red tinted weevil.

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.


Strongly associated with Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) and can be found in meadows etc. where the foodplant grows.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in the southern half of Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

UK Map