Dolerus fumosus

    Alt Name
    Dolerus sanguinicollis

    This is an all black sawfly and resembles several others in the genus, so detailed examination is necessary for identification to species level.

    Identification difficulty

    Flower meadows and woodland edge.

    When to see it

    May and June.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England and Wales though not well recorded, possibly due to the difficulty of identification.

    VC55 Status

    Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland where there are very few records.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map