Settled briefly in garden
No interactions present.
Spot On Zaraea sp not a million miles away Chris
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Perhaps significantly, the sawfly was seen on (or adjacent to) our honeysuckle bushes.
Perhaps I need to look for galls?
Many thanks to those who have helped ID this rather striking insect.
Alan Brampton (Benson)
Almost certainly Z. lonicerae which is commoner than records suggest (I've seen it a fair bit anyway, especially in Cornwall). Z. aenea is VERY rarely recorded in the UK. If there is honeysuckle or snowberry around, that makes it all the more likely to be Z. lonicerae.
Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.
Lat/Lng: 51.6, -1.1
OS grid ref: SU6292