Monophadnus pallescens


A black sawfly that is about 5 to 6 mm long with a dark wing stigma.


Flower meadows containing buttercups.

When to see it

April to June.

Life History

Larva feed on members of the buttercup family.

UK Status

Widespread in England but not well recorded.

VC55 Status

Status of this species in Leicestershire and Rutland is not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map