Claremontia puncticeps (Konow, 1886)

Claremontia puncticeps

The head is black with conspicuous tubercles which are usually denser on the lower inner orbits. The thorax and the abdomen are also black. The legs usually have white tibiae though these may be infuscated.

Larvae feed on salad burnet.

 

Size: 5 - 6mm

Status: Common

Distribution: England, Wales

Flight period: April to July

Plant associations: Sanguisorba minor (salad burnet)

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

Sheppard, D. A., 2019. British Symphyta (draft in preparation)