Euura jugicola - Summit Willow Nematine

The head and thorax are black with yellow on the mouthparts, the antennae (all flagellar segments in the female and usually most of the ventral surface in the male), a large part of the orbits, the posterior pronotal margin and the tegulae. The abdomen is yellow with black basal tergites and a black streak along the midline that decreases apically. The legs are yellow with black on the bases of the coxae and white on the apex of the coxae and the trochanters.

Euura jugicola larvae feed on eared willows.

Size: 5.5 - 7.0mm.

Status: Uncommon

Distribution: England, Scotland

Flight period: Bivoltine, May to June, July to August

Plant associations: Salix aurita (eared willow).


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