Euura nubium - Cloud Nematine

An almost entirely black species with pale on the labrum, cerci and on the legs the tibiae and tarsi. The tarsi are pale. This is a species of the arctic-alpine zone. Males are probably undistinguishable from Euura reticulata.

Euura nubium larvae are undescribed but presumably associated with a montane plant.

Size: 4.0 - 5.0mm.

Status: Rare

Distribution: Scotland

Flight period: June

Plant associations: Unknown


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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