Pristiphora biscalis - Species not placed in a group
Females of this species is similar to Pristiphora maesta. Pristiphora biscalis species has black cerci and at least a partly pale clypeus. Males are best determined by examination of the penis valves.
Larvae feed on blackthorn.
Size: 4.5 - 5.5mm
Distribution: England, Wales, Ireland
Flight period: April to June
Plant associations: Prunus spinosa (blackthorn)
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