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Perga dorsalis

Steel-blue sawfly, spitfire at Crace Grasslands

Perga dorsalis at Crace Grasslands - 17 Feb 2021
Perga dorsalis at Crace Grasslands - 17 Feb 2021
Perga dorsalis at Crace Grasslands - 17 Feb 2021
Perga dorsalis at Crace Grasslands - 17 Feb 2021
Perga dorsalis at Crace Grasslands - 17 Feb 2021
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Identification history

Perga dorsalis 18 Feb 2021 michaelb
Perga dorsalis 18 Feb 2021 michaelb
Unidentified 17 Feb 2021 tpreston

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I think this is a saw fly, large and stocky, 15-20mm.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Minor Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 17 Feb 2021 03:49 PM Recorded on
  • tpreston Recorded by

Additional information

  • Sweet Briar Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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