Subject: What this bug
Geographic location of the bug: Nottingham England
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
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.”