An effective wasp mimic with black and yellow bands on tergites four to eight. Antennae are reddish-yellow along with subcosta and medius vein of fore wing.
Larvae feed on figworts and mullein.
Size: 11 - 15mm
Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales
Flight period: June to August
Plant associations: Scrophularia spp. (figworts) and Verbascum nigrum (dark mullein)
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
Fekete, K. (2018) Beginner’s guide to identifying British Tenthredo, Natural History Museum, London. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/content/dam/nhmwww/take-part/identification-trainers/sawflies-guide-id-trainees.pdf [Accessed 26Apr2019]