Rhadinoceraea micans - Rhadinoceraea micans

Description

The adult sawfly is all black.

Habitat

Adults and larvae can be seen on plants of the Iris family such as Yellow Flag that grow near to water or in damp conditions.

When to see it

Adult in late spring and summer.

Life History

The larvae feed on members of the iris family, but only on plants growing in damp conditions or near to water. They eat strips from the edge of the leaves.

UK Status

Seems to be widespread in the southern half of Britain, but less well recorded further north. 

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known due to lack of records.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map