Origin: East Asia
First finding in Slovenia: 2011
Pathways: hitchiker, secondary sprontanuous spreading
Possible to identify: May-September
Flight time of adults: May-September
Habitat: Larvae feeds on Elm leaves (Ulmus spp.) in forests, ruderal areas and communal green areas.
Status in Slovenia: Uncommon, but spread throughout Slovenia.
Similar species: Several sawfly species of the genera Pseudaprosthema, Pseudarge, Kokujewia, Aprosthema. Zigzag elm sawflies can best be distinguished on the characteristic damage which larvae cause on Elm leaves.
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