Athalia lugens


7-8mm. All orange-bodied apart from a black scutum (top of the thorax). Tibia and tarsi are at least black-ringed at their apices but can be all black. The wings have a dark costa along the full length and can be slightly smoke-tinted.

Similar Species

Other Athalia

Identification difficulty

Wet places, where the larvae feed on crucifers

When to see it

May - September

UK Status

Fairly common and widespread

VC55 Status

Uncommon though likely to be under-recorded.

Further Information

The Sawflies of Britain and Ireland – Athlia lugens

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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Species profile

Species group:
Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
16/08/2023 (Nicholls, David)
Last record:
16/08/2023 (Nicholls, David)

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