Honeysuckle Sawfly Zaraea fasciata

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Classification Order: Hymenoptera Family: Symphyta

Length . Length 10 to 12 mm.

Phenology June to August


Like All Cimbicid Sawflies these are e robust insects recognisable by their five segmented antennae ending in distinctive 'clubs'.This is a Club-horned Sawfly. It is a very striking creature and looks superficially like a fly, but it has 4 wings.

Adults will forage on umbellifers such as Angelica


Life Cycle The larvae live on Honeysuckle, although possibly use Snowberry as well.


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