Length: 7 to 8 mm. Orange bodied with a black head and thorax.
Superficially similar to the Bramble Sawfly, Arge cyanocrocea, but the coloured stigma is smaller and more spot like.
- long final antennal segment
- orange abdomen
- black thorax
- clear intercostal
- hind leg tibiae are largely yellow
Check that the intercostal is clear and the hind tibiae are yellow.
Found in areas where Hawthorn is present.
Associated with Hawthorn.
Infrequent and local in Britain and with a very southerly distribution.
Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Leire record of 8th July 2012 is the first record for VC55.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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