Pristiphora coactula - Pristiphora carinata group
The female is best determined by the characteristics of the saw. Males are best determined by the penis valve.
Pristiphora coactula larvae feed on bog bilberry and is therefore associated with wet moorlands. Larvae feed at night and are concealed at the base of the plant in the day.
Size: Assumed 5.5 - 7.5mm
Flight period: May to July
Plant associations: Vaccinium uliginosum (bog bilberry)
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