One of two Aglaostigma species in Britain and Ireland and an early spring species. Both species are blackish with a red girdle on the abdomen. The stigma is bicolorous. Aglaostigma aucupariae lacks cream coloured markings on the lateral and ventral surfaces of the body.
Larvae feed on a range of bedstraws.
Size: 7 - 9mm
Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland
Flight period: March to June
Plant associations: Gallium spp. (bedstraws)
The National Biodiversity Network records are shown on the map below. (See terms and conditions)
Benson, R.B., 1952. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects. Hymenoptera, Symphyta, Vol 6, Section 2(a-c), Royal Entomological Society, London
Liston A, Knight G, Sheppard D, Broad G, Livermore L (2014) Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Sawflies, ‘Symphyta’. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e1168. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.2.e1168