Craesus latipes

    Description

    Craesus latipes is a sawfly whose larvae feed on Birch. The adult is just over one centimetre long, has a black abdomen with a red stripe in the centre, and has enlarged rear shins.

    Habitat

    Where Birch trees are present.

    When to see it

    Adult May to September.

    Life History

    Females lay eggs into longitudinal slits in veins of Birch leaves.

    UK Status

    This species seems to be widespread in England, but is poorly recorded which makes its exact status difficult to determine.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map