Trichiosoma tibiale

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.

Jump to other Cimbicidae

Size: 13 - 24mm

Status: Local

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

Liston A, Knight G, Sheppard D, Broad G, Livermore L (2014) Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Sawflies, ‘Symphyta’. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e1168.

Viitasaari, M. 1989: Taxonomic notes on the genus Trichiosoma Leach (Hymenoptera, Cimbicidae) II. - Annales Entomologici Fennici, Helsinki 55 (3): 111-129