Halidamia affinis


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

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.


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.

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

UK Map