Euura mucronata - Sallow Bud-galler

See Liston et al (2017) for determination of adults. The host plants are widespread species. Within this group, males of Euura mucronata, Euura testaceipes and Euura venusta are inseparable.

Euura mucronata larvae feed on buds of Eared Willow, Goat Willow and Common Sallow. This species causes the bud to be only slightly enlarged.

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Size: Female: 2.3 - 4.4mm, male: approx. 3.2 - 4.0mm

Status: Widespread

Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland

Flight period: Univoltine

Plant associations: Salix aurita, Salix caprea and Salix cinerea (Eared Willow, Goat Willow and Common Sallow)


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.D., Heibo, E., Prous, M., Vårdal, H., Nyman, T. and Vikberg, V., 2017. North European gall-inducing Euura sawflies (Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae, Nematinae). Zootaxa, 4302(1), pp.1-115.

Liston A, Knight G, Sheppard D, Broad G, Livermore L (2014) Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Sawflies, ‘Symphyta’. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e1168.