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