Cladius ulmi


There is at least one other similar species (C. rufipes). The head, thorax and abdomen of the adult are all black, the legs a pale orange.

Specimens found on English Elm are more likely to be Cladius ulmi .

Where the image has not received expert verification, which is necessary to be certain of accuracy in this species, it is highlighted with a red box. For that reason it is only claimed as likely to be this species.


Any habitat where Elm is plentiful.

When to see it

June, July

Life History

Green, hairy larvae of which feeds on young Elms

UK Status

Thought to be fairly frequent, but there seem to be few records entered on the NBN database.

VC55 Status

Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map