5-7mm. This sawfly is black with a bright red thorax. It also has black femora (thighs) and then paler legs. It is sometimes referred to as the Lawn Sawfly but this isn't a widespread name.
It flies from May
Larvae feed on grasses of the Poa family.
Fairly frequent especially in southern Britain
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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