Recorded only sparingly but from across much of England north to Cumbria; no records from Wales or Scotland to date. Many of the records are from recent decades (Musgrove, 2023).
The head and thorax are black as are the stigma and costa of the fore wing. The abdomen is yellow apart from the first tergite and the apex.
Pareophora pruni larvae feed on blackthorn.
Size: 5 - 6mm
GB IUCN Status: Least Concern
GB Rarity Status: None
Distribution: England, Ireland
Flight period: May to June
Plant associations: Prunus spinosa (blackthorn)
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
Musgrove, A.J. 2023. A review of the status of sawflies of Great Britain - Phase 2: The Athaliidae and the Tenthredinidae (excluding Nematinae). Natural England, unpublished