Macrophya annulata

    Description

    Length: 11 - 12 mm. This is a mainly black sawfly but with a broad orange-red band on the abdomen. Macrophya typically have long hind legs and have a convex labrum (as opposed to the flat one in Tenthredo species). Macrophya annulata is a mimic of a pompilid wasp and is one of the first sawflies one learns to recognise in the field.

    Similar Species

    Macrophya blanda is similar except for having a white base to the rear coxa. See LINK.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Associated with Dog Rose.

    When to see it

    May and June

    UK Status

    Widespread in England and Wales.

    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