Cimbex quadrimaculatus

Although a single 19th century specimen in the Natural History Museum was supposedly collected near Salisbury by W. E. Leach, Benson (1943) felt that the provenance was dubious (Musgrove, 2022).

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Size: 20? - 28mm?

GB IUCN Status: Not Applicable
GB Rarity Status: Not Applicable

Distribution: England

Flight period: May? to July?

Plant associations: Prunus dulcis (almond).


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.

Musgrove, A.J. 2022. A review of the status of sawflies of Great Britain - Phase 1: families other than Tenthredinidae. Natural England, unpublished