Hoplocampa alpina

    Description

    Length 3.5 to 5.5 mm. This is a small, rather plain pale yellow sawfly.

    Photo ID?
    Habitat

    Most likely to be encountered in areas where Rowan is present.

    When to see it

    May and June.

    Life History

    Larvae feed on the developing fruits of Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia).

    UK Status

    A local species in Britain where there are few records.

    VC55 Status

    Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. The High Cross record of 3rd June 2016 is the first for our area (VC55).

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map