Bramble Sawfly - Arge cyanocrocea

    Description

    Length 8 mm. A distinctive species with a black head and thorax and an orange body. The wings have a distinctive wide dark band across. The legs are reddish, sometimes with small black rings.

    Photo ID?
    Habitat

    Seen around hedgerows and foraging on umbellifers such as Hogweed, where the adults take nectar and pollen.

    When to see it

    May to July

    Life History

    Larvae are associated with Bramble.

    UK Status

    Quite common, particularly in the south of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map