Empria parvula

Black with the margin of the pronotum pale marked. Wings hyaline. Paired pale patches on tergites 2 to 3 (or 5). Inner hind tibial spur at most one-third the length of the basitarsus.

Empria parvula larval food plant is unknown.

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Size: Approx. 4.5 - 5.5mm

Status: Rare

Distribution: England, Scotland

Flight period: May to June

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. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.2.e1168