Aglaostigma fulvipes is one of two species of Aglaostigma in Britain and Ireland. This species occurs later than aucupariae and is perhaps less frequent. Aglaostigma fulvipes is blackish with a red girdle but is marked with creamy-yellow laterally and ventrally and on the head (often extensively in males but much less so in females).
Larvae feed on bedstraws.
Size: 7 - 9mm
Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland
Flight period: April to June
Plant associations: Galium spp. incl. mollugo and verum (bedstraws incl. hedge and lady's)
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