Honeysuckle Sawfly - Zaraea lonicerae

    Alt Name
    Abia lonicerae

    A large wide bodied sawfly with fourth antennal segment being very swollen, which is diagnostic.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Clubbed antennae should be visible.


    Where the larval foodplants Honeysuckle or Snowberry are present.

    When to see it


    Life History

    Larvae feed on Honeysuckle or Snowberry.

    UK Status

    Seems to be uncommon or little recorded in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. The record of April 2018 is thought to be a 1st for VC55.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map