The abdomen is black with a red girdle on tergites 3 to 4 (or 5). On the legs, the coxae are black with white apices. The front legs have more or less black femora, a black line on the hind face of the tibia and tarsi, but are otherwise red. On the hind legs the coxae are black and white, and the apex of the hind tibia and most of the hind tibiae are black. The wings are hyaline with a dark stigma and venation.
Larvae feed on raspberry leaves.
Size: 8 - 10mm
Distribution: England, Scotland
Flight period: May to June
Plant associations: Rubus idaeus (raspberry)
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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