Pristiphora abbreviata - Species not placed in a group
This species is similar to Pristiphora monogyniae. This species has pale yellowish pronotal angles, a black clypeus and in the female a distinct dorso-apical projection to the sawsheath. Males are extremely rare and are best determined by examination of the penis valves.
Larvae feed on pear trees.
Size: 4.0 - 5.0mm
Flight period: May to June
Plant associations: Pyrus communis (pear tree)
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