Bramble Sawfly - Arge cyanocrocea

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Classification Order: Hymenoptera Family: Symphyta

Length 8 mm.

Phenology May to July


A recognisable species with a black head and thorax and an orange body. The wings have a notabe wide dark band across them.It has reddish, legsand they are sometimes small black rings. ( see last Image)

Life Cycle

Larvae are dependeant on Bramble Rubus sp


Observed in hedgerows and foraging on umbellifers such as Hogweed, adults wil diet on nectar and pollen.

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