Sterictiphora geminata (Gmelin, 1790)

Sterictiphora geminata

One of two species in this genus present in Britain and Ireland. The abdomen is mostly black with a bronze sheen (in S. angelicae only the first two tergites are black) and thorax surface is dulled by microsculpture and puncturation.
Larvae feed on roses.

 

Status: Local

Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland

Flight period: May to July

Plant associations: Rosa spp. (roses)

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