Pseudodineura enslini (Hering, 1923)

Pseudodineura enslini

Femora with at least the base completely black on one or both surfaces. In the female the upper portion of mesepisternum is shiny without sculpture between setae. The pronotum is black and sometimes edged with pale. Abdomen black. Males are best determined by the shape of the penis valve.

Pseudodineura enslini larvae mine the leaves and petioles of globe-flower.

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Size: 3 - 4mm

Status: Rare

Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales

Flight period: May to June

Plant associations: Trollius europaeus (globe-flower)

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

Liston, A., Prous, M. and Vardal, H., 2019. The West Palaearctic Pseudodineura and Endophytus species (Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae). Zootaxa, 4614(3), pp.511-528.