Phylloecus faunus Newman, 1838

Phylloecus faunus

Added to the British list by Liston on the basis of a lectotype collected in 1838 by Newman in the London area. According to Newman's original description this is an almost entirely black sawfly with reddish costa. Reddish-brown are the apices of the femora, the tibiae and the basal tarsal segments.


Size: unknown

Status: unknown

Distribution: England

Flight period: unknown

Plant associations: unknown


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.

Newman E (1838) Entomological notes. The Entomological Magazine 5[1837–1838](2, 4, 5): 483–500.