Sawfly

Tenthredo amoena

Description

Body length 9 - 11mm. A distinctly marked black and yellow species. The first antennal segment is yellow. The wings are tinted a pale brown and have a long brown stigma with a pale brown spot.

Habitat

Woodland edge, hedgerows, grassland and meadows. Adults feed on pollen and nectar mainly from umbellifers. The larvae feed on species of St Johns Wort.

Status and distribution

A southern species with a restricted range. Rare in Nottinghamshire and recorded three times at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

June to August.