Dolerus gonager


A typical black Dolerus sawfly, but distinguished by having red thighs.

Photo ID?

Found in flower meadows, where they may be seen on various flowers.

When to see it

Adults peak in May and June.

UK Status

Widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Narborough record of 9.5.2017 is the first for VC55.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map