Mecinus pascuorum

    Description

    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.

    Habitat

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map