Macrophya annulata - Macrophya annulata
Length: 11 - 12 mm. This is a black sawfly but the abdomen has a broad orange-red band. Macrophya typically have long hind legs and have a convex labrum (as opposed to the flat one in Tenthredo species). Macrophya annulata is a mimic of a pompilid wasp and is one of the first sawflies one learns to recognise in the field.
Macrophya blanda is similar except for having a white base to the rear coxa. See LINK.
Associated with Dog Rose.
May and June
Widespread in England and Wales.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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