Genus Blennocampa

Blennocampa

A genus of sixteen species globally distributed across the holarctic region. Represented in Britain and Ireland by just one species.

The genus is characterised within the Blennocampini by the following features. A small species under 5mm. In the forewing the veins 1m-cu and M converge in the stigma. The pedicel is about twice as long as broad.

Larvae roll the side margins of Rosa.

Species list:

Blennocampa phyllocolpa Viitasaari & Vikberg, 1985

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