Macrophya alboannulata


This sawfly has a mainly black abdomen, but the black legs have a creamy coloured wide band on the tibiae.

Identification difficulty

Around well vegetated areas, flowers, hedgerows and long grass.

When to see it

Best in May and June.

Life History

The larvae are associated with grasses and sedges.

UK Status

Seems widespread in England at least but lack of records makes it difficult to determine its exact status in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

be our species champion

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map