Cladius pectinicornis

    Alt Name
    Cladius difformis

    A black bodied sawfly. The lower half of the legs are pale straw coloured. The male of the species has impressive forked antennae, but not the female.

    Identification difficulty
    When to see it


    Life History

    The larvae feed on the leaves of roses.

    UK Status

    Only occasionally recorded, but widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map