Halidamia affinis


This is a dark winged, orange bodied sawfly. The legs are also yellowy-orange.


Well vegetated areas, especially where Common Cleavers or other Galium species are present.

When to see it

Best from May to August.

Life History

The larvae feed on various Galium species.

UK Status

Widespread and thought to be fairly frequent in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map