Megalodontes cephalotes (Fabricius, 1781)

Megalodontes cephalotes

This species is reported historically from only two locations near Bristol and Plymouth (specimens not found in any collections).
Larvae feed on Apiaceae (umbellifers).

Size: 11 - 12mm

Status: Extinct [probably never present in Britain]

Distribution: ?England

Flight period: unknown

Plant associations: Apiaceae (umbellifers)

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