Endelomyia aethiops

    Alt Name
    Rose slug sawfly
    Description

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

    Habitat

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

    When to see it

    Summer.

    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