Sawfly

Tenthedopsis species

Description

Body length 11 - 12mm. This is a very variable genus of several very similar species and so, from the photographs, it is not possible to go beyond genus.

Habitat

Grasslands and hedgerows. They feed mainly on species of grass.

Status and distribution

Patchy but widely distributed throughout Britian. Fairly common in Nottinghamshire and recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to August.