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UFO #2

Observed: 12th May 2011 By: FrancineFrancine’s reputation in InvertebratesFrancine’s reputation in InvertebratesFrancine’s reputation in InvertebratesFrancine’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

This is the second unidentified (to me) flying object at Sandhouse Lane yesterday in the grassy areas. This one was also near the pond and has yellow stripes on the abdomen, yellow knees and yellow marks on the thorax, and also doesn't seem to match anything in Chinery.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Macrophya montana interacts

Comments

anonymous spotter's picture

Another guess -

A sawfly of the genus Tenthredo. Possibly!

Francine's picture

Male vs Female

I've just checked on wikipedia which says the females have yellow colouration on the abdomen and legs, not the male, this would then be the female.

One of my other posting this morning has been identified as a sawfly http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/144823?nav=users_observations. The two sawflies were only a few feet apart, and there was plenty of bramble around. Is it possible that the other sawfly is a male Macrophya montana or is there not enough detail to go on?

Carol

David Gibbs's picture

"One of my other posting this

"One of my other posting this morning has been identified as a sawfly http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/144823?nav=users_observations. The two sawflies were only a few feet apart, and there was plenty of bramble around. Is it possible that the other sawfly is a male Macrophya montana or is there not enough detail to go on?"
no, but it is male and probably same genus.