Reed Stem Borer - Calameuta filiformis


    This is a long thin bodied sawfly with wasp like black and yellow bands.

    Identification difficulty

    Reed beds, grassland and other well vegetated places.

    When to see it

    Late spring to autumn.

    Life History

    Larvae feed within the stems of various grasses and reeds.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland is not known.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

    UK Map