Pristiphora punctifrons - Species not placed in a group
Females can be distinguished by the very deep scopa of the sawsheath, mostly black dorsum and tarsal claws with a tiny subapical tooth. Males are very rare and are best determined by examination of the penis valves.
Pristiphora punctifrons larvae feed solitarily on dog rose and cinnamon rose.
Size: 4.0 - 5.0mm
Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland
Flight period: April to June
Plant associations: Rosa canina and Rosa majalis (dog rose and cinnamon rose)
The National Biodiversity Network records are shown on the map below. (See terms and conditions)
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