Dolerus coracinus

There is very little published information on this entirely black species. The front lobe of the mesonotum has a fine medial groove. The mesosternum is almost impunctate.

Larvae are unknown but the species is found close to water bodies. 

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Status: Rare

Distribution: England, Scotland

Flight period: March

Plant associations: unknown


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.