Macrophya ribis

    Description

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

    Images in a pink box are thought to be this species but the identity has not been confirmed.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    This species has a red ID rating and unless identified by a known expert you must provide a satisfactory explanation of how it was identified for the record to be accepted.

    Habitat

    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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map