Euura incompleta (Förster, 1854)

Euura incompleta

A lowland species mostly black and green in colour. In the female the abdomen is broadly pale green at the sides and apical margin of each tergite but otherwise black medially. The clypeus is yellowish white and there is a yellowish spot at the top of the inner orbits. Often in the female, and normally in the male, the posterior orbits are yellow-brown as are the pronotal angles, the tegulae. Sometimes the mesopleura are streaked with yellow. The legs are light yellow.

Euura incompleta larval biology is unknown. Chambers swept this species from grass, creeping buttercup and also from hazel, which he notes was close to crack willow.

Size: Female: 5.0 - 7.0mm, male: 5.0 - 7.0mm.

Status: Widespread

Distribution: England, Scotland, Ireland

Flight period: May to June, July to August

Plant associations: Unknown.


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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