Pristiphora breadalbanensis (Cameron, 1882)

Pristiphora breadalbanensis - Pristiphora carinata group

The hind femur is mainly black. The clypeus is truncate. The female is best determined by the characteristics of the saw. Males are best determined by the penis valve.

Pristiphora breadalbanensis larvae food plant is unknown, but the species is associated with high moors and the arctic-alpine zone.

Size: Assumed 5.5 - 7.5mm

Status: Local

Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland

Flight period: May to July

Plant associations: Unknown

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

Prous, M., Kramp, K., Vikberg, V. and Liston, A., 2017. north-Western Palaearctic species of Pristiphora (hymenoptera, tenthredinidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research, Vol. 59