Pristiphora pseudodecipiens - False Deceiver Spruce Sawyer
Pristiphora abietina

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

Larvae feed on spruces.

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Size: 6.0 - 9.0mm

Status: Data deficient

Distribution: England, Scotland

Flight period: May to July

Plant associations: Picea abies (norway spruce)


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.

Prous, M., Kramp, K., Vikberg, V. and Liston, A., 2017. north-Western Palaearctic species of Pristiphora (hymenoptera, tenthredinidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research, Vol. 59