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
Flight period: June to July
Plant associations: Unknown
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