Cladius ulmi


    There is at least one other similar species (C. rufipes). The head, thorax and abdomen of the adult are all black, the legs a pale orange.

    Specimens found on English Elm are more likely to be Cladius ulmi .

    Where the image has not received expert verification, which is necessary to be certain of accuracy in this species, it is highlighted with a red box. For that reason it is only claimed as likely to be this species.

    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.


    Any habitat where Elm is plentiful.

    When to see it

    June, July

    Life History

    Green, hairy larvae of which feeds on young Elms

    UK Status

    Thought to be fairly frequent, but there seem to be few records entered on the NBN database.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map