Euura ribesii (Scopoli, 1763)

Euura ribesii

In the female, the scutellum, the mesonotum and abdomen are almost entirely yellow. The clypeus is only incised to a depth less than half the total depth of the clypeus. The head is black with usually a yellow mark on the upper orbits.

The male has the abdomen yellow above with a variable amount of black. The posterior projection on the eighth tergite is very large being at least 1.3 times as broad as the apex of the hind tibia.

Euura ribesii larvae feed on currants, including redcurrant, gooseberry and mountain currant.

Size: Female: 6.0 - 7.0mm, male: 6.0 - 7.0mm.

Status: Common

Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland

Flight period: Multivoltine, April to September

Plant associations: Ribes rubrum, Ribes uva-crispa and Ribes alpinum (redcurrant, gooseberry and mountain currant)


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