Tenthredo brevicornis


A fairly large lemon-yellow and black sawfly similar to several other related species. (Males of Tenthredo arcuata, brevicornis, notha & schaefferi cannot be separated).

Photo ID?

Flower rich grassland, especially where umbellifers are present.

When to see it

June to September.

Life History

Adults are nectar feeders usually found on umbellifer flowers.

UK Status

Widespread in the southern half of Britain.

VC55 Status

Uncommon or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map