Cephus nigrinus

    Description

    This sawfly is the only Cephus with an all black abdomen. It has black femora with yellow tibia and tarsi. The costa is also yellow, particularly near to the body.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Tends to favour woodland and other well wooded areas, but is attracted to yellow flowers such as buttercups.

    When to see it

    May and June.

    UK Status

    Widespread but infrequently recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Holwell record of 11.5.2017 is the first record for VC55.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map