Sawflies and wood wasps in and around Torphins Wood, Scotland

Rhodogaster viridis, adult sawfly

Rhodogaster viridis, adult saw fly

Quite common, larvae eat a wide variety of leaves. Adults fly from May to August.

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Symphyta, Sawflies

sawfly larva, Symphyta

Larva found eating plants, adults tend to be found around flowers during the warmer months.

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Solomon's seal sawfly larva, Phymatocera aterrima

Solomon's seal sawfly larva, Phymatocera aterrima

The larva grow to around 20 mm long, and can completely defoliate a plant.

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Urocercus gigas, Wood wasp or Horntail

Wood wasp Urocercus gigas

Adults are seen on sunny days in summer in or near coniferous woods.

Adult body length is 12 - 44 mm.

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