Athalia rosae (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Tenthredinidae)

Length: 6-8mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
May
July
(6-10 Days)
May - June
(10-13 Days)
(Winter)
(2-3 Weeks) May
July
(Earliest: 21.7)

Protective Chemicals
Diterpenoids Clerodane
Glucosinolates Glucobarbarin, Glucobrassicin, Sinalbin, Sinigrin
Attractant Chemicals
Diterpenoids Clerodane
Glucosinolates Allylisothiocyanate, Sinalbin, Sinigrin

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)

Several Brassicaceae
Food:
(Adult)

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar, Pollen

Tanacetum vulgare Nectar, Pollen
Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Proterops nigripennis Larva

Exorista mimula Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae

Nature Spot: Turnip Sawfly - Athalia rosae
HYPP Zoology: Coleseed saw-fly


Pictures © 2003, 2010 J.K. Lindsey

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