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)
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