Macrophya ribis


This is one of several similar sawfly species with black bodies and yellow banding on the legs.


Where the image has not received expert verification, which is necessary to be certain of accuracy in this species, it is highlighted with a red box. For that reason it is only claimed as likely to be this species.


Hedgerows, woodland edges

When to see it

May to July

Life History

Larvae associated with Elder

UK Status

Common with most British records coming from England

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map