Hoplocampa pectoralis

    Description

    A small sawfly with yellowish body and legs, but a dark thorax.

    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.

    Habitat

    Hedgerows containing Hawthorn.

    When to see it

    Summer.

    Life History

    The larvae develop in young hawthorn berries.

    UK Status

    Widespread, but thinly scattered records from England.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map