Pristiphora mollis - Species not placed in a group
The head and abdomen are mostly dark above and usually with the hind tarsus pale. Males are best determined by examination of the penis valves.
Larvae feed solitarily on bilberry and bog bilberry in upland areas.
Size: 6.0 - 7.5mm
Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland
Flight period: May to July
Plant associations: Vaccinium myrtillus and Vaccinium uliginosum (bilberry and bog bilberry)
The National Biodiversity Network records are shown on the map below. (See terms and conditions)
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Prous, M., Kramp, K., Vikberg, V. and Liston, A., 2017. North-Western Palaearctic species of Pristiphora (hymenoptera, tenthredinidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 59