The head, thorax and abdomen are black with the labrum being yellowish-white. The legs are generally black with brown knees and tibiae.
Paracharactus gracilicornis larvae feed on moschatel, eating from the margins of the leaf first.
Size: 5 - 6mm
Distribution: England, Wales
Flight period: late March to April
Plant associations: Adoxa moschatellina (moschatel)
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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