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Sawfly Ovipositing on Equisetum

Observed: 22nd May 2012 By: williamsnrwilliamsnr’s reputation in Invertebrateswilliamsnr’s reputation in Invertebrateswilliamsnr’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG_2030 copy..sawfly
IMG_2016...sawfly
IMG_2042 ducshaw, 22.5.12
Description:

I have been watching large numbers of this insect in a meadow where Equisetum grows and noticed that they were choosing this plant to oviposit their eggs.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    sawfly (Sub order Symphyta, species not known)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.