Pachyprotasis rapae Linnaeus 1776

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Classification Order: Hymenoptera Family: Symphyta

Length 7-10 mm

Phenology May to July

Identification The adult is black and a creamy yellow with strikingly marked head and thorax

Life Cycle The Larave feed on leaf tissue- Figworts , Ash

Similars Others in the genbus Pachyprotasis

Life Cycle The nocturnal larvae feed on the leaves of various plants such as Figwort and Ash


James Lindsey at Ecology of Commanster [CC BY-SA 2.5 or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons