Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Zacladus exiguus

Zacladus exiguus (Olivier, 1807)

bloody cranesbill weevil

crane’s-bill, stork’s-bill


The larvae bore in the root collar, ultimately pupate in the soil.

host plants

Geraniaceae, olihophagous

Erodium moschatum; Geranium dissectum, molle, pusillum, pyrenaicum, robertianum, rotundifolium.

Contrary to Z. geranii mainly on the small-flowered species.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Benedikt, Borovec, Fremuth ao (2010a), Cunev (2013a), Delbol (2013a), Holzer (2019a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Wanat & Ruta (2018a).

Last modified 1.vii.2020