Euura annulata - Annulate Dock Nematine

The head is mainly yellow with yellow orbits. The abdomen is mainly bronze above. The scutellum is sparsely punctured. The hind femora are pale yellow more or less infuscated from the base.

Euura annulata larvae feed on docks.

Size: 4.5 - 5.5mm.

Status: Locally common.

Distribution: England, Scotland, Ireland

Flight period: Uni- or bivoltine, May to July

Plant associations: Rumex spp. (docks)


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