Macrophya ribis


    This is one of several similar sawfly species with black bodies and yellow banding on the legs.


    Where the image has not received expert verification, which is necessary to be certain of accuracy in this species, it is highlighted with a red box. For that reason it is only claimed as likely to be this species.


    Hedgerows, woodland edges

    When to see it

    May to July

    Life History

    Larvae associated with Elder

    UK Status

    Common with most British records coming from England

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map