Euura tibialis (Newman, 1837)

Euura tibialis

Parthenogenic with males extremely rare. The pale colour is yellowish in life. There is a more or less large black postoccipital spot, that often extends to the occipital field, three black longitudinal marks on the mesonotum, which often coalesce. The dorsum of the abdomen has wide bands on the tergites though the apical tergite is usally pale. The femora are often slightly blackened and the hind tibia and tarsi are blackish. The antennae are sometimes light brown on the underside.

Larvae feed on false acacia.

 

Size: Female: 6.0 - 7.0mm.

Status: Common

Distribution: England

Flight period: May to June

Plant associations: Robinia pseudoacacia (false acacia)

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, 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

Muche, W.H., 1974. Die Nematinengattungen Pristiphora Latreille, Pachynematus Konow und Nematus Panzer (Hym., Temthredinidae). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, 21(1/3), pp.1-137.

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