Dolerus niger - Dolerus niger
Length about mm. One of several very similar all black sawflies. Detailed examination is needed for a secure identification.
Various habitats including grassland and hedgerows.
May to July.
Whilst the larvae are associated with several grasses, the adults are nectar feeders visiting flowers such as umbellifers.
Widespread in the southern half of Britain.
Uncommon or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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