Ametastegia carpini (Hartig, 1837)

Ametastegia carpini

A genus of slender, elongate sawflies. This species has an entirely black abdomen and mostly dark hind legs but with at least hind trochanters partly white. The tegulae are usually white. The scutellum is shining and impunctate in the middle.

Size: 6 - 8mm

Status: Local

Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland

Flight period: bi- or multivoltine, May to June, July to August

Plant associations: Geranium spp. incl. robertianum, pratense, sanguineum, sylvaticum (crane's-bills)

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