7-8mm. All orange-bodied apart from a black scutum (top of the thorax). Tibia and tarsi are at least black-ringed at their apices but can be all black. The wings have a dark costa along the full length and can be slightly smoke-tinted.
Wet places, where the larvae feed on crucifers
May - September
Fairly common and widespread
Uncommon though likely to be under-recorded.
The Sawflies of Britain and Ireland – Athlia lugens
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