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)
Larvae are dependeant on Bramble Rubus sp
Observed in hedgerows and foraging on umbellifers such as Hogweed, adults wil diet on nectar and pollen.