Geranium Sawfly - Ametastegia carpini

Alternative names
Protoemphytus carpini
Description

The adult sawfly is largely black, but it is the larvae that are more often noticed as they feed on Geranium plants.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Associated with species of Geranium.

When to see it

Summer

Life History

The larvae feed on the leaves of geranium.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in England.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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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