Endelomyia aethiops

    Alt Name
    Rose slug sawfly

    Sometimes known as the Rose slug sawfly, the larvae has a transparent yellow-green body and orangey-brown head

    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.


    It is usually the larva that is recorded – it feeds on roses, skeletonising the leaves.

    When to see it


    Life History

    See under 'Habitat'

    UK Status

    Scattered records from England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Cropston record of 5th July 2015 is believed to be the first for our area.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map