Pristiphora monogyniae - Species not placed in a group
Mostly dark with pale on the labrum, part of the clypeus, tegulae, more or less the fore and mid-tibia and more or less the tibiae and tarsi of all legs. Males are best determined by examination of the penis valves.
Larvae feed solitarily on blackthorn and plum.
Size: 3.0 - 3.5mm
Distribution: England, Wales, Ireland
Flight period: April to May
Plant associations: Prunus spinosa and Prunus domestica (blackthorn and plum)
The National Biodiversity Network records are shown on the map below. (See terms and conditions)
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