Pristiphora testacea


    The larva of the sawfly Pristiphora testacea has a quite distinctive yellow and green body and a shiny black head.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult, Larva and leafmine (when the host plant is identified)


    Wherever Birch is present.

    When to see it

    Larva can be seen in late summer and autumn feeding on Birch.

    UK Status

    Occasional scattered records from around Britain.

    VC55 Status

    It seems to be rare in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map