Bramble Sawfly - Arge cyanocrocea
Length 8 mm. A distinctive species with a black head and thorax and an orange body. The wings have a distinctive wide dark band across. The legs are reddish, sometimes with small black rings.
Seen around hedgerows and foraging on umbellifers such as Hogweed, where the adults take nectar and pollen.
May to July
Larvae are associated with Bramble.
Quite common, particularly in the south of Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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