Raspberry Sawfly - Monophadnoides geniculatus

    Description

    The adult sawfly is a small (6 mm) black insect with a yellow band on the abdomen and clear wings.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Where the larval foodplants occur.

    When to see it

    Adults emerge in spring.

    Life History

    Larvae feed mainly on Raspberry but will also feed on the leaves of species such as Geum and Filipendula as well as other Rubus species.

    UK Status

    Exact status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records, but it seems to be fairly widespread.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map