Pristiphora lativentris (Thomson, 1871)

Pristiphora lativentris - Pristiphora carinata group

The posterior of the mesonotum and the scutellum glossy between the punctures. A generally dark species with the hind femur infuscated. The female is best determined by the characteristics of the saw. Males are best determined by the penis valve.

Pristiphora lativentris larval food plant is unknown but the insect is associated with high moors in the arctic-alpine zone.

Size: 4.0 - 6.0mm

Status: Local

Distribution: Scotland

Flight period: June 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