Roy Lowry

Roy Lowry

Posted on 07/04/2015


Photo taken on June 29, 2015



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sawfly
Burton Mere Wetlands
rose sawfly
Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2x
Canon EOS-1D X


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Sawfly

Sawfly
This is one of a number of these yellow flies that were flitting around the reeds at Burton Mere Wetlands. I've tentatively identified it as the rose sawfly even though the nearest rose is miles away. Other suggestions are welcome. At first I thought they were hunting the chinch bugs that were plastering the reed stems, but I'm not sure they're carnivores.

Gabi Lombardo, John Linton, Tractacus, Tess Mc Kenna and 6 other people have particularly liked this photo


16 comments - The latest ones
Gerard Perin
Gerard Perin
belle macro roy bravo
2 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Gerard Perin
Merci beaucoup Gerard.
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Wonderful macro Roy.
2 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Stormlizard
Many thanks John.
2 years ago.
Thérèse
Thérèse
Exceptionnelle macro!
2 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Thérèse
Merci beaucoup Thérèse.
2 years ago.
Grisly (Roger)
Grisly (Roger)
Another wonderful macro Roy.
2 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Grisly (Roger)
Many thanks Roger.
2 years ago.
Derek's Wildlife Photography
Derek's Wildlife Pho…
not sure on ID as well Roy... super capture though
2 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Derek's Wildlife Pho…
Many thanks Derek.
2 years ago.
David Hodson
David Hodson
I have tried to look up Rose Sawfly, and the only thing I can find is Rose Slug Sawfly which is black. I know that there are hundreds of type's of Sawfly in Britain alone. They are a very successful species. As far as I know they only eat pollen and nectar. The name comes from the females ovipositer which is saw shaped.
2 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to David Hodson
Have a look for Arge pagana e.g. at www.naturespot.org.uk/species/large-rose-sawfly. Definitely yellow. Having tried growing gooseberries and Solomon's Seal in the garden I know all about sawfly's success!!!
2 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Tess Mc Kenna
Thanks again Tess.
2 years ago.
Gabi Lombardo
Gabi Lombardo
excellent macro!!
23 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Gabi Lombardo
Thanks again Gabi.
23 months ago.