A small black bodied insect with pale, off-white tibia and tarsus. The hind and middle femora are dark. Most often encountered at the larval stage.
Larvae feed on roses and cause the margins of the leaf to roll downwards (never upwards!).
Size: 3 - 4.5 mm
Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland
Flight period: April to July
Plant associations: Rosa spp. (roses)
The National Biodiversity Network records are shown on the map below. (See terms and conditions)
Benson, R.B., 1952. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects. Hymenoptera, Symphyta, Vol 6, Section 2(a-c), Royal Entomological Society, London
Liston A, Knight G, Sheppard D, Broad G, Livermore L (2014) Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Sawflies, ‘Symphyta’. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e1168. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.2.e1168