Arge metallica (Klug, 1834)

Arge metallica

As far as is know this species is not found in Britain. One of the dark species, A. metallica has a bronze sheen. The flagellae are yellow but may be suffused with black in the males. The hind tibia is brown with a white base.

 

Status: Uncommon

Distribution: Ireland

Flight period: June

Plant associations: Betula spp. (birch)

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