Euura trautmanni

This is a lowland, pale species. In the female, the orbits, the sides of the mesonotal lobes, the scutellum and the mesopleura are largely reddish-yellow and the underside of the abdomen is a greenish-white.

In the male, the abdomen is more or less pale below and the scutellum is loosely punctured and shining between the punctures and laterally.

Euura trautmanni larvae are undescribed but probably a willow species.

Size: 6.0 - 8.0mm

Status: Local

Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland

Flight period: April to June

Plant associations: Probably Salix spp. (probably willows)


Benson, R.B., 1952. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects. Hymenoptera, Symphyta, Vol 6, Section 2(a-c), Royal Entomological Society, London

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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