Pristiphora monogyniae (Hartig, 1840)

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

Status: Widespread

Distribution: England, Wales, Ireland

Flight period: April to May

Plant associations: Prunus spinosa and Prunus domestica (blackthorn and plum)

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, 59