Euura mucronata (Hartig, 1837)

Euura mucronata - amerinae group

See Liston et al (2017) for determination of adults. The host plants are widespread species.

Euura mucronata larvae feed on buds of eared willow, goat willow and grey willow. This species causes the bud to be only slightly enlarged.

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 grey willow)

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.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. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.2.e1168