Euura oligospilus (Förster, 1854)

Euura oligospilus

The species is green in life turning to light yellow when dead. Coloured black are the ocellar and postocellar area, the dorsal face of the antennae, grooves of the mesonotum, the pits next to thescutellum, the scutellar attachment, and the dorsum of the abdomen. The hind tibiae and tarsi are more or less darkened. The male is coloured much like the female, but the mesonotum and mesepimeron are black.

Euura oligospilus larvae feed on willows.

Size: Female: 5.0 - 6.5, male: 5.0 - 6.0mm.

Status: Widespread

Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland

Flight period: May to June, July to August

Plant associations: Salix spp. (willows)


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