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.
Sterictiphora geminata larvae feed on roses. Other larvae of this genus feed from the edge of the leaf working inwards in a meandering zig-zag pattern similar to the Elm Zig-zag sawfly.
Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland
Flight period: April to June
Plant associations: Rosa spp. (roses)
The National Biodiversity Network records are shown on the map below. (See terms and conditions)
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