Macrophya blanda (Fabricius, 1775)

Macrophya blanda

This species is similar to Macrophya annulata but has a conspicuous white fleck on the hind coxa (on the sclerite, not the membrane). The red girdled abdomen may be infuscate in the middle on the dorsal surface, or may be absent altogether.
Larvae are unrecorded.

Size: 10 - 12.5mm

Status: Very local

Distribution: England

Flight period: May to July

Plant associations: unknown

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