Allantus rufocinctus (Retzius, 1783)

Allantus rufocinctus

The abdomen is black, girdled with red across tergites three to five or six. Hind femora is black with at most the extreme base white. The mesopleura has punctures on the upper part. Tegulae white and hind trochanters at least marked with white.

Larvae feed on roses and brambles.


Size: 7 - 9mm

Status: Widespread

Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland

Flight period: May to July

Plant associations: Rosa spp. and Rubus spp. (roses and brambles)


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.