Subject:  What this bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Nottingham England
Date: 08/15/2021
Time: 08:33 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi there, would you identify this little beast for me please?
How you want your letter signed:  A Draycott

Sawfly: Cimbex connatus

Dear A Draycott,
This is a Sawfly and we identified it as
Cimbex connatus on NatureSpot where it states:  “A very large (3 cm body length) sawfly, vaguely resembling a hornet but fatter bodied”  and “The larvae feed on various alder species. When fully grown, they are about 50 mm long and have a dark dorsal stripe all the way along the body. They generally feed between July and September, but may still be found as late as October.”

Sawfly: Cimbex connatus


Location: Nottingham, England

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