Endelomyia aethiops

Alt Name
Rose slug sawfly

Sometimes known as the Rose slug sawfly, the larvae has a transparent yellow-green body and orangey-brown head


It is usually the larva that is recorded – it feeds on roses, skeletonising the leaves.

When to see it


Life History

See under 'Habitat'

UK Status

Scattered records from England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Uncommon or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Cropston record of 5th July 2015 is believed to be the first for our area.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map