Geranium Sawfly - Ametastegia carpini

    Alternative names
    Protoemphytus carpini

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

    Identification difficulty

    Associated with species of Geranium.

    When to see it


    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

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

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