This species cannot be distinguished from Euura ferruginea except for examination of the saw in the female.
The overall colour is reddish-brown but this species is very variable. In the female the occipital area and the propleuron are often black as are two or three longitudinal stripes on the mesonotum. The mesosternum, metapleuron and the dorsum of the abdomen along the midline are sometimes also black.
The head of the male can be completely black and only the labrum and an upper eye patch remain yellow. The hind legs are predominantly yellow with darker tarsal apices.
Larvae feed on birches and possibly willows (continental reference).
Size: Female: 7.0 - 9.0mm.
Status: Widespread but not common
Distribution: England, Scotland, Ireland
Flight period: May to June
Plant associations: Betula spp. (birches).
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