30 Days Wild Pan-species Challenge: Day 21

Today’s pan-species lifer was a pretty little sawfly that goes by the name of Athalia rosae, I noticed it flying along a border in my garden, a common species, but I’m quite taken with it.

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Athalia rosae

It is separated from other very similar Athalia species by the orange on the thorax which results in a black ‘shoulder-pad’ effect as can be seen in the second photo.

 

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