Euura imperfecta (Zaddach, 1876)

Euura imperfecta

The head is brownish-yellow above, with the mouthparts yellow. Marked with black are the antennae and the ocellar area. The thorax is also black but marked with yellow on the posterior corners of the pronotum, the tegulae, more or less the side and back margins of the prescutum and mesoscutum, the scutellum, the mesepisternum, rarely the mesosternum and more or less the metepisternum. The abdomen is black on top with the ninth tergite and underside of the abdomen more or less yellowish.

Larvae feed on larches.

 

Size: 5.0 - 7.0mm.

Status: Local

Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales

Flight period: April to May

Plant associations: Larix decidua (European larch)

References:

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, 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

Liston, A.D., Knight, G., Heibo, E., Bland, K.P., Barstad, T.E., Blank, S.M., Boevé, J.L., Fiedler, C., Grearson, K.J., Halstead, A. and Jacobs, H.J., 2012. On Scottish sawflies, with results of the 14th International Sawfly Workshop, in the southern Highlands, 2010 (Hymenoptera, Symphyta). Beiträge zur Entomologie= Contributions to Entomology, 62(1), pp.1-68.

Muche, W.H., 1974. Die Nematinengattungen Pristiphora Latreille, Pachynematus Konow und Nematus Panzer (Hym., Temthredinidae). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, 21(1/3), pp.1-137.

Prous, M., Liston, A., Kramp, K., Savina, H., Vårdal, H. and Taeger, A., 2019. The West Palaearctic genera of Nematinae (Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae). ZooKeys, 875, p.63-127