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.

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