Stethomostus fuliginosus


    A fairly small (5 mm) blackish sawfly with rather grey translucent looking wings.

    Identification difficulty

    Fields and flower meadows where Ranunculus species are present and often favours fairly damp locations.

    When to see it

    May to July.

    Life History

    Larvae feed on Ranunculus.

    UK Status

    Poorly recorded with most records coming from the southern half of Britain where it is probably fairly frequent.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland where the Sapcote record of 10th June 2014 is the first for VC55.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map