Scolioneura betuleti (Klug, 1816)

Scolioneura betuleti

A small black species with legs that are mainly reddish-yellow but with black coxae, trochanters, to some extent the base of the femora and the apical tarsal segments.

Scolioneura betuleti larvae mine the leaves of birch species, especially young birches.

Size: 4 - 5mm

Status: Common

Distribution: England, Scotland, Ireland

Flight period: May to June and July to September

Plant associations: Betula spp. (birches)

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