Macrophya albicincta - Macrophya albicincta sensu lato
Adult sawfly is 10 to 11mm.
Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.
Where the larval foodplants occur.
Adult flight period April to July. Larvae may be seen when the host foodplants are in leaf.
The larvae of Macrophya albicincta feed on Elder (Sambucus nigra) as do those of M. ribis and M. alboannulata, but only M. albicincta is also reported as feeding on Valerian (Valeriana officinalis).
Widespread in England and Wales.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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