Dolerus (Dolerus) germanicus (Fabricius, 1775)

Dolerus germanicus

Abdomen normally banded in red. Mesonotum with side lobes red, but black in N.England and Scotland race. Wings strongly infuscate.
Larvae feed on wet habitat horsetails.


Status: unknown

Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland

Flight period: May to June

Plant associations: Equisetum sp. (horsetails - wet habitat species)


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.