Pareophora pruni (Linnaeus, 1758)

Pareophora pruni

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

Status: Rare

Distribution: England, Ireland

Flight period: May to June

Plant associations: Prunus spinosa (blackthorn)

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