Tenthredo arcuata

Description

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.

Habitat

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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Species profile

Species group:
Sawflies
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Hymenoptera
Family:
Tenthredinidae
Records on NatureSpot:
2
First record:
29/06/2013 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
29/05/2014 (Calow, Graham)

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