Allantus melanarius

In Allantus melanarius, the abdomen is black and the hind femora is red or yellow. The stigma is white in the basal half and dark apically. The clypeus and scutellum are shiny with sparse punctures.

Larvae feed on common dogwood.

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Size: 8 - 9mm

Status: Rare

Distribution: England

Flight period: July

Plant associations: Cornus sanguinea (dogwood)


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.