Cladius brullei

    Description

    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.

    Habitat

    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.

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

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