Wheat Stem Borer - Cephus pygmeus
The abdomen is long and thin and is black with narrow yellow bands. The wings are clear with a dark stigma.
Around fields where wheat is grown.
Peak is June and July.
The larvae bore into the stems of wheat and a few other cereals and grasses.
Widespread and thought to be fairly frequent in England and Wales.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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