Dolerus gonager


    A typical black Dolerus sawfly, but distinguished by having red thighs.

    Identification difficulty

    Found in flower meadows, where they may be seen on various flowers.

    When to see it

    Adults peak in May and June.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Narborough record of 9.5.2017 is the first for VC55.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map