Honeysuckle Sawfly - Zaraea lonicerae

    Alt Name
    Abia lonicerae
    Description

    A large wide bodied sawfly with fourth antennal segment being very swollen, which is diagnostic.

    Photo ID?
    Recording advice

    Clubbed antennae should be visible.

    Habitat

    Where the larval foodplants Honeysuckle or Snowberry are present.

    When to see it

    Summer

    Life History

    Larvae feed on Honeysuckle or Snowberry.

    UK Status

    Seems to be uncommon or little recorded in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. The record of April 2018 is thought to be a 1st for VC55.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map