One of two species present in this genus. This species has black only on the 1st and 2nd tergites, whereas Sterictiphora geminata has an entirely black abdomen (males may be pale on the 1st tergite) with a bronze sheen. The thorax is shining without surface sculpture (geminata has microsculpture between punctures).
Larvae are unknown but the adults are associated with brambles.
Distribution: England, Wales
Flight period: May to June
Plant associations: Rubus spp. (brambles)
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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