This species is very similar to Euura bipartita. The head is mainly black with black inner orbits. The abdomen is yellow with at most the first tergite black marked. The scutellum is coarsley punctured. The hind femora are pale yellow more or less infuscated from the base.
Larvae feed on the underside of rolled leaves of redshank.
Size: 4.5 - 5.5mm.
Status: Widespread, but not common.
Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland
Flight period: May to June, July to August
Plant associations: Persicaria maculosa (redshank)
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