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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map