Pale-spotted Gooseberry Sawfly - Nematus leucotrochus
The adult sawfly has an orangey body and black head. The wings have a black stigma. The larva is pale green with small black spots all over the body and feeds on Gooseberry plants.
Where Gooseberry plants are present.
Adults appear in early May and larvae in May and June.
Unlike Nematus ribesii (the Common Gooseberry Sawfly), this species has a single brood. The larvae feed on the foliage of the Gooseberry plant, defoliating it.
True status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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