Ametastegia glabrata

Description

Length 5.5 to 8 mm. This is a black sawfly with striking orange legs.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Found around hedgerows and flower meadows.

When to see it

April to September.

UK Status

Widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Infrequent or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map