Cladius brullei


Length: 4.5-7mm. This is a dark bodied sawfly with pale orangey legs. Sometimes called the Blackberry Sawfly.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

This species has a red ID rating and unless identified by a known expert you must provide a satisfactory explanation of how it was identified for the record to be accepted.


Hedgerows, woodland edges

When to see it

May to August

Life History

The larva is a slightly hairy, black headed creature, grey brown and slightly speckled above, off white below. Feeds on the leaves of Rubus species such as Blackberry and Raspberry.

UK Status

Most British records have come from the south of England

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map