Athalia circularis - Athalia circularis
Length 4 to 6 mm. This sawfly has an orange abdomen and black thorax with a thin black band on the under-thorax. There are other very similar species and detailed examination is necessary to determine the species.
May be seen visiting various flowers, especially umbellifers.
May to September.
The larvae feed on the leaves of various plants including Ground-ivy.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland to follow.
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