I found four of these creatures sunk their stingers into my rose branches. Does anyone know what they are and if they are harmful, please?
It's one of the Argid Sawflies ( probably a female ARGE ROSAE ) which is laying its eggs in your Rose stems.
Thanks Sheps, it always amazes me each time i go out in my garden i see something new ! iv'e been gardening quite a long time and still know nothing it's very humbleing as well as keeping me wanting to know more. Great ! !
Thanks again Tony.
No problem, Tony
Thanks Sheps. Last year my patio rose played nursery to baby wormy sawflies, now I know what their mums look like!