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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map