Sawfly Recording Form

This is the recording form for the Sawflies of Great Britain Recording Scheme - thank you for taking part. All records received are important pieces in the puzzle to help us understand the ecology of our sawflies, their abundance and their distribution. Please complete as many of the boxes as you can.

If you can't find the species you are looking for in the species list it may have recently changed its name. If you get stuck, have a look at the species checklist on the website.

Also, note that once you have found your garden on the map, you can lock in the location and grid reference by clicking the padlock symbol.



Select the date of the record.

This record is being submitted to iRecord. If you have an iRecord account, please log in so that this sighting appears in your records. If you are not already registered with iRecord we highly recommend to register so that you can view your previous records and use all the site’s facilities. However, you can continue without registering by providing your details below. We ask for these in case we need to contact you when verifying your sighting. They will not be used for any other purpose.
Personal details

Please provide your first name

Please provide your surname


Please provide your email address. This will only be used to contact you if we require further information to verify the record.


Please add the recorder's name, if it is not already shown, using the format "Surname, First name"


Enter the species name using * as a wildcard


Please confirm whether you are recording a larva (= caterpillar) or adult, etc.


If this is a larva record, please give the name of the plant on which you found the larva


For larva records leave this as "not recorded", but if you are recording an adult sawfly please indicate whether male or female


Provide an indication of the abundance


If another person helped with the identification please enter their name here

Please add one or more photos if you possibly can, ideally showing the larva from different angles. Records without photos may not be possible to verify.

This is the precision that the record will be shown at for public viewing


Provide the name of the site, ideally using one that is recognisable from an OS map. Do not enter a postal address as the information you provide will be visible to others.


Or simply click on your rough position on the map.