Allantus coryli (Stritt, 1937)

Allantus coryli

The coxae are black. The hind femora may only be dark at the apex and in the male maybe red. The hind tarsus is darker than the apex of the tibia. The scutellum is punctured all over. Usually, the clypeus, mandibles and all sternites are dark.

Larvae feed on hazel.


Size: 8 - 10mm

Status: Rare

Distribution: England

Flight period: May to June

Plant associations: Corylus avellana. (hazel)


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.