Allantus calceatus


    7-10mm. This rather slim-bodied sawfly has a black abdomen with a broad red girdle on tergites 4 and 5. The legs are mainly red or yellow.

    Identification difficulty

    Associated with Great Burnet and Lady’s Mantle.

    When to see it

    May and June.

    Life History

    The larvae of Allantus calceatus pupate inside the stems of Great Burnet and Lady’s Mantle, but have also been found on Meadowsweet, Rosa and Bramble.

    UK Status

    Widespread but local in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map