Raspberry Sawfly - Monophadnoides geniculatus


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

Identification difficulty

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


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

UK Map