Strongylogaster multifasciata


Though wasp-like in appearance, it is harmless to humans.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

This species has a red ID rating and unless identified by a known expert you must provide a satisfactory explanation of how it was identified for the record to be accepted.


Anywhere that Bracken is present.

Life History

This sawfly breeds on ferns and Bracken

UK Status

Widespread in Britain in suitable habitats, though under recorded.

VC55 Status

Local in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map