Honeysuckle Sawfly Zaraea fasciata
The Honeysuckle Sawfly is among the most impressive sawflies around. It is entirely build like a fly, not a wasp. But even a quick look will reveal the animal is in possession of four wings. And creatures possessing four wings never are flies. It belongs to a family we call the Clubhorned Sawflies (looking at the picture will explain this name to you) or the Cimbicid Sawflies (family Cimbicidae). It lives in North West Africa, Europe, Northern and Central Asia and Japan, but is a rare sight everywhere. Yet it is a big and very striking species. The larvae live and graze on the leaves of honeysuckle (Lonicera, Leycesteria formosa) and snowberry plants (Symphoricarpos albus).