Macrophya annulata - Macrophya annulata

Description

Length: 11 - 12 mm. This is a black sawfly but the abdomen has a broad orange-red band. Macrophya typically have long hind legs and have a convex labrum (as opposed to the flat one in Tenthredo species). Macrophya annulata is a mimic of a pompilid wasp and is one of the first sawflies one learns to recognise in the field.

Similar Species

Macrophya blanda is similar except for having a white base to the rear coxa. See LINK.

Habitat

Associated with Dog Rose.

When to see it

May and June

UK Status

Widespread in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map