Small Yellow-girdled Tenthredo

Tenthredo temula


Body length 10 - 12mm. A black and yellow species with incomplete yellow bands on the abdomen.


Woodland edge and hedgerows. The Privets are the main food plant of the larvae and the adults feed on nectar from various hedgerow plants as well as some insect prey.

Status and distribution

Widespread and frequent in Britain. Common in Nottinghamshire and regular at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to September.