Male: An orange banded abdomen with other parts black.
Female: The body is predominantly orange on top contrasting with the black head, black scutellum and black legs.
Larvae feed on Juncus.
Status: Local and widespread
Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland
Flight period: March to June
Plant associations: Juncus sp. (rushes)
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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