Pachyprotasis antennata (Klug, 1817)

Pachyprotasis antennata

The abdomen is mostly black dorsally but most of the underside of the body and the legs is green. The stigma are dark.
Larvae feed on ash or meadowsweet.

Size: 8 - 9mm

Status: Locally common

Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland

Flight period: June to July

Plant associations: Filipendula spp. (meadowsweet) and Fraxinus spp. (ashes)

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