Dark-shouldered Rose Sawfly

Arge pagana


Body length 7 - 9mm. In this species the head, thorax and legs are black and the abdomen orange. The wings are smoked, with a black front edge and stigma.


Woodland edge and hedgerows where the larvae feed on the leaves of Roses. 

Status and distribution

Fairly common and widespread in England and Wales, less common to the north and absent from Scotland. Fairly common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

March to June.