Macrophya punctumalbum

    Description

    A black bodied sawfly with striking, blood red ‘thighs’. 

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Hedgerows and well vegetated areas.

    When to see it

    April to June.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on the leaves of various plants.

    UK Status

    Seems to be widespread, but not well recorded in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map