Euura brevicornis - viminalis group (formerly Pontania brevicornis)
See Liston et al (2017) for determination of adults.
Larvae feed on common sallow, and its hybrid with goat willow, and rarely on eared willow. The gall is in contact with the midrib, projecting only below the leaf-blade. The gall is pea shaped, noticeably hairy and yellow-green.
Size: Female: 3.2 - 4.6mm, male: 2.8 - 4.8mm
Distribution: England, Scotland
Flight period: Univoltine
Plant associations: Salix cinerea, Salix cinerea x caprea and rarely on Salix aurita (common sallow and its hybrid with goat willow and rarely on eared willow)
The National Biodiversity Network records are shown on the map below. (See terms and conditions)
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. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.2.e1168