Males are rare. A small black sawfly with a brownish labrum and yellowish-white tibiae, tarsi and apices of the femora of all legs.
Larvae feed on meadow and creeping buttercups and pupate under ground.
Size: 5 - 6mm
Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland
Flight period: April to June
Plant associations: Ranunculus acris and Ranunculus repens (meadow and creeping buttercup)
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