First found in Norfolk in 1993. The third antennal segment clearly shorter than the fourth and fifth combined. Hind tibia with white basally (one-third). In the male, the hind tarsus entirely black on basal segment. External face of middle tibia white.
Larvae are mucus covered " slugworms" that feed on the underside of aspen leaves. They pupate in the ground.
Size: 4 - 6mm
Flight period: June to August
Plant associations: Populus tremula (aspen)
The National Biodiversity Network records are shown on the map below. (See terms and conditions)
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