Tenthredo temula - Tenthredo temula

Description

12 mm. A wasp mimic, with a yellow band across its black abdomen. The head and thorax are black, but the face is yellow.

Habitat

Hedgerows and meadows where the food plants are present.

When to see it

The adults are common between May and late summer

Life History

The adults take small insects as well as pollen and nectar from various plants such as Hogweed, Hawthorn and Bramble.

UK Status

Fairly widespread and frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map