Dolerus madidus


Length 9 to 11 mm. A sawfly with a largely orange but black-tipped abdomen. It also conspicuously hairy.

Photo ID?

Damp areas where Juncus species are present.

When to see it

Mainly March to June.

Life History

Associated with Juncus species.

UK Status

Widespread but rather local in Britain.

VC55 Status

Infrequent or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map