Tenthredo olivacea

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Tenthredo olivacea
Tenthredinidae - Tenthredo olivacea.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Subphylum:
Class:
Order:
Family:
Genus:
Species:
T. olivacea
Binomial name
Tenthredo olivacea
Klug, 1814

Tenthredo olivacea is a sawfly species belonging to the family Tenthredinidae (common sawflies), subfamily Tenthredininae.[1]

Description[edit]

Tenthredo olivacea can reach a length of about 8–14 millimetres (0.31–0.55 in). This sawfly has a green body and a green head, with dark green eyes. Head, thorax and abdomen have black markings. The dorsal surface of femur, tibia and tarsus shows a black line. Wings are hyaline with black veins. Though similar to Rhogogaster viridis, it has a thinner body. Moreover R. viridis shows black rings on tarsi.[2]

Adults can be found from May to August. They feed pollen, nectar, honeydew and small insect, while larvae feed on various herbaceous plants.[3]

Distribution[edit]

This species can be found in most of Europe.[4]

References[edit]

External links[edit]