Empria sexpunctata (Serville, 1823)

Empria sexpunctata

Wings slightly infuscated. Paired pale patches on tergites 2 to 4 (or 5 in the male). Claws with a strong inner tooth. Antennae longer than the abdomen in the male and as long as the abdomen in the female.

Empria sexpunctata larvae feed on water avens.

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Size: Approx. 6 - 7.5mm

Status: Widespread

Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland

Flight period: May to June

Plant associations: Geum rivale (water avens)

References:

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