Group depressa

Description follows Prous et al, 2017. See also Lison and Spath (2008) and Liston et al (2013). 

The sawsheath is more or less short and narrow with small or indistinct invaginations. Claws are usually bifid or subbifid. The penis valves have a long, thin valvispina. 

The larvae feed on Acer spp. (maples).

Group rufipes

Pristiphora depressa (Hartig, 1840)

Pristiphora subbifida (Thomson, 1871)

Pristiphora tetrica (Zaddach, 1883)




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Liston A, Knight G, Sheppard D, Broad G, Livermore L (2014) Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Sawflies, ‘Symphyta’. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e1168.

Liston AD, Jacobs H-J, Turrisi GF (2013) New data on the sawfly fauna of Sicily (Hymenoptera, Symphyta: Xyeloidea, Tenthredinoidea, Pamphilioidea, Cephoidea, Orussoidea). The Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 149: 29–65.

Liston AD, Späth J (2008) On the sawflies of Cyprus, with a revision of the Pristiphora subbifida species group (Hymenoptera, Symphyta). Mitteilungen der Münchner Entomologischen Gesellschaft 98: 99–120.

Prous, M., Kramp, K., Vikberg, V. and Liston, A., 2017. north-Western Palaearctic species of Pristiphora (hymenoptera, tenthredinidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research, Vol. 59