Trichiosoma lucorum (Linnaeus, 1758)
This is a very large Sawfly, which at first glance, could be easily mistaken for a Bee. Trichiosoma lucorum is one of several similarly large Sawflies, which can present identification difficulties. One of the most likely mix up species is the rarer Hawthorn Sawfly Trichiosoma tibiale, which has all dark tibiae, compared to the lighter tibiae of T. lucorum. The caterpillar-like larvae feed on Birch. This was one of three found during May 2009 at Sherwood Forest CP.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Trichiosoma lucorum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Phil Lee.

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Updated May 2020

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