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Abia lonicera?

Observed: 22nd April 2011 By: rockwolfrockwolf’s reputation in Invertebratesrockwolf’s reputation in Invertebratesrockwolf’s reputation in Invertebratesrockwolf’s reputation in Invertebrates

Flew off as soon as I tried to get closer so this is the only shot I got!
Thinking Abia lonicera with those yellow legs...
Can anyone confirm please?

  • Honeysuckle sawfly (abia lonicera)
    Confidence: It might be this.
    Likely ID
    Club-horned sawfly (Abia sp.)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
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I think that iSpot has this species as Zaraea lonicerae. Either way, I think lonicerae is correct, rather than lonicera.

I shall not enter it myself, as I cannot comment on the ID...not a species I know.


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rockwolf's picture

Thank you both! Seems A.

Thank you both! Seems A. sericea might be more likely but really can't name this with certitude so shall record as Abia sp!

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Abia sericea

Yes Abia sp. is safest for sure. They're quite tricky and I got my first few UK ones ID'd by a UK sawfly expert and a recent European one ID'd on a German hymenoptera site That one tuned out to be A. aurulenta, an Alpine species which the identifier has since posted on a European sawfly blog.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.

rockwolf's picture

Thanks again!

Will join that forum!