There are records of this species from seven widely scattered localities across Britain north to Perthshire. Observations appear to have declined in recent years (Musgrove, 2023).
In this species the pubescence on the mesopleura has a completely glabrous zone separating it from the scattered hairs of the mesosternum. The tegulae are yellow and the pronotal angles are black.
The larvae feed on meadowsweet.
Size: Approx. 4.5 - 5mm
GB IUCN Status: Vulnerable
GB Rarity Status: None
Distribution: England, Scotland, Ireland
Flight period: April to August
Plant associations: Filipendula ulmaria (meadowsweet)
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
Liston, A.D., Taeger, A. and Blank, S.M., 2006. Comments on European Sawflies (Hymenoptera: Symphyta). Recent Sawfly Research: Synthesis and Prospects. Goecke & Evers, Keltern, pp.246.
Musgrove, A.J. 2023. A review of the status of sawflies of Great Britain - Phase 2: The Athaliidae and the Tenthredinidae (excluding Nematinae). Natural England, unpublished