Oak Sawfly - Periclista lineolata
It is 6 to 7 mm long, fairly thick set, predominantly black, but with hind margins of the abdominal segments pale and with white marked legs.
Look in areas containing mature Oaks.
Springtime species usually seen about April.
The spiky looking larvae graze the undersides of the leaves of Oaks.
Most British records come from southern Britain
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015