Halidamia affinis


    This is a dark winged, orange bodied sawfly. The legs are also yellowy-orange.


    Well vegetated areas, especially where Common Cleavers or other Galium species are present.

    When to see it

    Best from May to August.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on various Galium species.

    UK Status

    Widespread and thought to be fairly frequent in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map