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Slovenian Club-horned sawfly

Observed: 16th July 2011 By: Nick UptonNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in Invertebrates
Cimbicidae8072
Description:

Can anyone ID this Cimbicidae sawfly? An Abia species I think, similar to A. sericea which I've photographed in the UK, but it looks more bronze - metallic than golden and the lower legs are more orange than yellow, and there are several quite similar Abia species in Europe it might be....

Identifications
  • Club-horned sawfly (Abia sp.)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
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    Likely ID
    Sawfly (Zaraea lonicerae)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
  • Club-horned sawfly (Abia aurulenta)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Abia

Thanks for the suggestion Chris, but I don't think its Zaraeae lonicerae which I've come across and photographed several times in Cornwall. There, at least, the antennae are always much darker and the legs a much paler yellow.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.