Length: 4.5-7mm. This is a dark bodied sawfly with pale orangey legs. Sometimes called the Blackberry Sawfly.
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
May to August
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.
Most British records have come from the south of England
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