Solomons-seal Sawfly - Phymatocera aterrima

    Alt Name
    Solomons Seal Sawfly

    The adult sawfly is 8 or 9 mm long and all black.


    Anywhere that Solomon's-seal is found.

    When to see it

    Adults May and June.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on Solomon's-seal in summer. The pupation takes place in the ground. The pupa overwinters.

    UK Status

    Scattered records from throughout Britain, but mainly from England.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland is not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map