Solomons-seal Sawfly - Phymatocera aterrima

Alt Name
Solomons Seal Sawfly

The adult sawfly is 8 or 9 mm long and all black.


Anywhere that Solomon's-seal is found.

When to see it

Adults May and June.

Life History

The larvae feed on Solomon's-seal in summer. The pupation takes place in the ground. The pupa overwinters.

UK Status

Scattered records from throughout Britain, but mainly from England.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland is not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map