Pristiphora saxesenii - Pristiphora abietina group
The stigma is usually dark. Claws have a small subapical tooth. In the female, the sawsheath is short and tapers from base to apex when viewed from above. Males should be determined by the penis valve.
Pristiphora saxesenii larvae feed on norway spruce and develop rapidly (10 to 15 days).
Size: Probably 6.0 - 7.5mm
Status: Data deficient
Distribution: England, Scotland
Flight period: May to July
Plant associations: Picea abies (norway spruce)
The National Biodiversity Network records are shown on the map below. (See terms and conditions)
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