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Figwort Sawfly

A figwort sawfly, Tenthredo scrophulariae (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae). It is the yellow-orange antennae that distinguish this species from several other black and yellow sawflies.  The larvae of this species are also rather pretty.

The red flower is, I think, water figwort (Scrophularia auriculata = Scrophularia aquatica), but the leaves are from another plant, probably bindweed.  A couple of months later I came across weevils on the same figwort plants, see here.

Photo taken beside the large lake, Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2009-08-12.

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