Swafly on the bramble

Swafly on the bramble

Observation - Swafly on the bramble - UK and Ireland. Description: There are a lot of similar sawflies paying attention to the roses, but this one spent the afternoon on a bramble leaf. I thought maybe the attraction was honeydew from the aphids on the next leaf up. I did find a larva on the reverse side of the leaf wher

There are a lot of similar sawflies paying attention to the roses, but this one spent the afternoon on a bramble leaf. I thought maybe the attraction was honeydew from the aphids on the next leaf up. I did find a larva on the reverse side of the leaf where the sawfly was, but I don't think it is the same species. I'll post that separately.