Euura mimator - False Willow Nematine

At present this species can only be identified in the female gender using the key and diagrams provided in Schmidt, 1997 under Amauronematus mimus. It should be noted that the aforementioned key only references specimens from Fennoscandia and colour variation may exist in British and Irish specimens. The saw should be carefully examined.

Euura mimator larvae feed on eared willow.

Size: Female: 8.0 - 8.8mm, male: 6.8mm - 7.2mm.

Status: Data deficient

Distribution: Scotland, Ireland

Flight period: May to June

Plant associations: Salix aurita (eared willow)


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