Trichiosoma tibiale - Yellow-legged Hairy-clubhorn
Quinlan & Gauld (1981) synonymised tibiale within lucorum, meaning that most recent records of these two taxa cannot be satisfactorily separated. However, many workers clearly still refer to Benson (1951) as records of tibiale persist (Musgrove, 2022). The female differs from Trichiosoma sorbi in having the pubescence on the apical two segments not closely adpressed and the hind tibia is usually darker than the tarsi. The male abdomen is entirely black above and below.
Trichiosoma tibiale larvae feed on hawthorns and sometimes willows.
Size: 13 - 24mm
GB IUCN Status: Least Concern
GB Rarity Status: None
Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland
Flight period: May to June
Plant associations: Crataegus spp. and sometimes Salix spp. (hawthorns and sometimes willows).
Benson, R.B., 1952. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects. Hymenoptera, Symphyta, Vol 6, Section 2(a-c), Royal Entomological Society, London
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Musgrove, A.J. 2022. A review of the status of sawflies of Great Britain - Phase 1: families other than Tenthredinidae. Natural England, unpublished
Quinlan, J. & Gauld, I. D. 1981. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects. Hymenoptera, Symphyta, Vol 6, Section 2(a) New Edition, Royal Entomological Society, London
Viitasaari, M. 1989: Taxonomic notes on the genus Trichiosoma Leach (Hymenoptera, Cimbicidae) II. - Annales Entomologici Fennici, Helsinki 55 (3): 111-129