Euura nubium (Benson, 1935)

Euura nubium

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


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.

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