Tenthredo arcuata


    Length 8 to 11 mm. Similar to several other Tenthredo species, particularly Tenthredo notha, with an abdomen that is banded with greeny-yellow and black and wings that are slightly shaded brown with a long brown stigma along the edge.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    This species has a red ID rating and unless identified by a known expert you must provide a satisfactory explanation of how it was identified for the record to be accepted.


    Flower rich meadows.

    When to see it

    April to July.

    Life History

    The nocturnal larva grazes the leaves of White Clover.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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