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Perhaps a sawfly species

Observed: 13th April 2012 By: ahbahb’s reputation in Invertebratesahb’s reputation in Invertebratesahb’s reputation in Invertebratesahb’s reputation in Invertebrates
Sawfly sp A
Description:

Settled briefly in garden

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Zaraea

Spot On Zaraea sp not a million miles away Chris

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ahb's picture

Unknown sawfly

Perhaps significantly, the sawfly was seen on (or adjacent to) our honeysuckle bushes.

Perhaps I need to look for galls?

Many thanks to those who have helped ID this rather striking insect.

Alan Brampton

Alan Brampton (Benson)

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Zaraea

Almost certainly Z. lonicerae which is commoner than records suggest (I've seen it a fair bit anyway, especially in Cornwall). Z. aenea is VERY rarely recorded in the UK. If there is honeysuckle or snowberry around, that makes it all the more likely to be Z. lonicerae.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.

ahb's picture

Unknown Sawfly

Perhaps significantly, the sawfly was seen on (or adjacent to) our honeysuckle bushes.

Perhaps I need to look for galls?

Many thanks to those who have helped ID this rather striking insect.

Alan Brampton

Alan Brampton (Benson)