Although quite attractive and distinctive in appearance there are similar yellow and black sawflies and expert examination is needed to confirm id.
Where Birch is present.
May and June.
The green-bodied larvae feed on Birch.
Lack of records suggest that this species is infrequent in Britain.
Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Sharnford specimen of 28th May 2018 is believed to be the first for our area (VC55).
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