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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map