Abia lonicerae

Last update: 14 April 2020
SPECIES: Abia lonicerae
FAMILY: CIMBICIDAE



OBSERVATION:
2020-IV-11

YEARS:
2020

MONTHS:
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec


Abia lonicerae ♀

1. DISTRIBUTION

Abia lonicerae [1] is a rare sawfly that seems to occur throughout the Netherlands [2].

2. BEHAVIOUR

2.1. ACTIVITY

The species seems active between April and Juli [2].

2.2. DEVELOPMENT

A. lonicerae larvae feed on [3].

  • Honeysuckle (Lonicerae)
  • Viburnum
  • Snowberry (Symphoricarpos)

In the garden grows a Honeysuckle plant.

3. IDENTIFICATION

A. lonicerae is difficult to differentiate from A. aenea, the difference being the enlarge underside of the 3rd and 4th antennal segments, see:
1. D & JP Balmer: A. lonicerae
2. D & JP Balmer: A. lonicerae

The segments are more swollen in females than in males, see:
1. Steven Falk: Abia lonicerae

Abia lonicerae ♀, enlarged underside antennal segments 3 and 4
Abia lonicerae ♀, enlarged underside antennal segments 3 and 4
Abia lonicerae ♀, enlarged underside antennal segments 3 and 4

References

1 Nederlands Soortenregister

2 Waarneming.nl

3 Liston, Andrew & Savina, Henri & Nagy, Zoltán & Sonet, Gontran & Boevé, Jean-Luc. (2014). Taxonomy, phylogeny and host plants of some Abia sawflies (Hymenoptera, Cimbicidae). Zootaxa. 3821. 125-132. 10.11646/zootaxa.3821.1.9.