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)
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