Pristiphora pseudodecipiens Beneš & Křístek, 1976

Pristiphora pseudodecipiens - Pristiphora abietina group

Similar to Pristiphora decipiens but the hypopygium is not excised posteriorly in pseudodecipiens. Males are best determined by the penis valve.

Larvae feed on spruces.

 

Size: 6.0 - 9.0mm

Status: Data deficient

Distribution: England, Scotland

Flight period: May to July

Plant associations: Picea abies (norway spruce)

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