One of three species attached to wild plum species. The abdomen is mostly yellow underneath. The antennae are infuscate. The legs are yellow with the apices of the tibiae and tarsae slightly infuscate. The hind tarsus is about as long as the hind tibia. Males can be determined by the penis valve.
Larvae feed in the fruits of wild plums and sloes.
Size: 4 to 4.5mm
Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland
Flight period: April to May
Plant associations: Prunus spinosa, etc. (blackthorn and wild plum species)
The National Biodiversity Network records are shown on the map below. (See terms and conditions)
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