Euura anglica - oblita group (formerly Phyllocolpa anglica)

The type specimen of this species is from Worcester. Both males and females occur. Colouring resembles Euura leucapsis. See LIston et al (2017) for determination.

Larvae feed on common osier and Holme willow. The larvae cause a leaf fold, either spirally twisted or a marginal fold.

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Size: Female: 3.6 - 3.9mm, male: 3.5 - 3.8mm

Status: Data deficient

Distribution: England and Ireland

Flight period: Uni- or bivoltine

Plant associations: Salix viminalis and Salix dasyclados (common osier and Holme willow)


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.D., Heibo, E., Prous, M., Vårdal, H., Nyman, T. and Vikberg, V., 2017. North European gall-inducing Euura sawflies (Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae, Nematinae). Zootaxa, 4302(1), pp.1-115.

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