Gooseberry Sawfly - Nematus ribesii

    Description

    Length: 6 to 8 mm, Wingspan 14 to 16 mm. The wing has a dark stigma.

    Photo ID?
    Habitat

    Often around gardens and allotments where gooseberries are grown.

    When to see it

    April to September.

    Life History

    The larvae eat away the leaves of gooseberry bushes and also those of red and white currant bushes.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England but poorly recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map