Dolerus fumosus - Dolerus fumosus

Alt Name
Dolerus sanguinicollis
Description

This is an all black sawfly and resembles several others in the genus, so detailed examination is necessary for identification to species level.

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Habitat

Flower meadows and woodland edge.

When to see it

May and June.

UK Status

Widespread in England and Wales though not well recorded, possibly due to the difficulty of identification.

VC55 Status

Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland where there are very few records.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map