Gooseberry Sawfly - Nematus ribesii


Length: 6 to 8 mm, Wingspan 14 to 16 mm. The wing has a dark stigma.

Identification difficulty

Often around gardens and allotments where gooseberries are grown.

When to see it

April to September.

Life History

The larvae eat away the leaves of gooseberry bushes and also those of red and white currant bushes.

UK Status

Widespread in England but poorly recorded.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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

UK Map