Cimbex femoratus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Another very large Sawfly, Cimbex femoratus is more commonly known as the Birch Sawfly, which although still given the status of being common, is believed by some people to have declined over recent years. The large caterpillar-like larvae feed on Birch and are conspicuous, with the one photographed being found on Budby South Forest in early August 2009. The adult was found in an injured state at Sherwood Forest CP by ranger Gary Joynt.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cimbex femoratus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Anthony Langmead.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated February 2017

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