Euura miltonotus (Zaddach, 1883)

Euura miltonotus

A mainly southern species. The female has the head and thorax mostly yellow with the depressed parts of the mesonotum lined with black. The abdomen is mostly green (but fades to yellow) with medial black marks on at least the basal three tergites. The apices of the antennae are pale beneath. The cerci are only half as long as the projection of the sawsheath when viewed from above.

Males have the scutellum virtually impunctate.

Euura miltonotus larvae feed on common osier.

Size: Female: 6.5 - 7.5mm, males: 4.5 - 5.5mm.

Status: Widespread

Distribution: England, Wales

Flight period: May to June

Plant associations: Salix viminalis (common osier)

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

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