Aglaostigma aucupariae

    Description

    7-9mm - this Spring sawfly has a bright orange band across the middle of its abdomen.

    Similar Species

    A. fulvipes is similar but has white markings on the sides or underneath of the abdomen.

    Photo ID?
    ID guidance

    A side view is needed to ensure there are no white markings on the abdomen.

    When to see it

    March - June

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent in England, few records from elsewhere in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map