Allantus calceatus (Klug, 1818)

Allantus calceatus

The abdomen is black with a red girdle on tergites 4 and/or 5. The hind femora are red or yellow sometimes with a black base. The tegulae are black.

Larvae feed on various members of the rose family.

 

Size: 7 - 10mm

Status: Common

Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland

Flight period: May to June

Plant associations: Rosaceae incl. Alchemilla vulgaris, Sanguisorba officinalis, Filipendula spp., Fragaria spp., Rosa spp., and Rubus spp. (the rose family incl. lady's mantle, meadowsweets, strawberry, roses and brambles)

References:

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