A reddish yellow species. The female is marked with black over the antennal bases, an ocellar spot which often extends over the postocellar area, a spot behind the postocellar area, two or three longitudinal stripes on the mesonotum, spots on the anterior of the scutellum and the posterior of the scutellum. The scutellar appendage and the postscutellum are also darkened and there are wide bands on the basal tergites of the abdomen. The male has black on a large mark on the anterior of the postocellar area, the occipital area, the top of the thorax, the mesosternum, and a broad streak on the abdomen. The hind tibia is brown and the tarsi are blackish.
Euura fagi larvae are solitary edge feeders on beech.
Size: Female: 6.0 - 7.0mm.
Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales
Flight period: May to June, July to August
Plant associations: Fagus sylvatica (beech).
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