Athalia circularis


Length 4 to 6 mm. This sawfly has an orange abdomen and black thorax with a thin black band on the under-thorax. There are other very similar species and detailed examination is necessary to determine the species.


May be seen visiting various flowers, especially umbellifers.

When to see it

May to September.

Life History

The larvae feed on the leaves of various plants including Ground-ivy.

UK Status

To Follow

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland to follow.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map