Euura albipennis (Hartig, 1837)

Euura albipennis

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)

References:

Benson, R.B., 1952. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects. Hymenoptera, Symphyta, Vol 6, Section 2(a-c), Royal Entomological Society, London

Liston A, Knight G, Sheppard D, Broad G, Livermore L (2014) Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Sawflies, ‘Symphyta’. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e1168. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.2.e1168

Muche, W.H., 1974. Die Nematinengattungen Pristiphora Latreille, Pachynematus Konow und Nematus Panzer (Hym., Temthredinidae). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, 21(1/3), pp.1-137.

Prous, M., Liston, A., Kramp, K., Savina, H., Vårdal, H. and Taeger, A., 2019. The West Palaearctic genera of Nematinae (Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae). ZooKeys, 875, p.63-127