Monophadnus pallescens


A black sawfly that is about 5 to 6 mm long with a dark wing stigma.

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.


Flower meadows containing buttercups.

When to see it

April to June.

Life History

Larva feed on members of the buttercup family.

UK Status

Widespread in England but not well recorded.

VC55 Status

Status of this species in Leicestershire and Rutland is not known.

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

UK Map