Pristiphora luteipes - Pristiphora ruficornis group

Males are unknown. This species cannot always be distinguished from Pristophora aphantoneura. The surface sculpture of the mesepisternum is not a reliable character. Separation of the two species is best achieved by detailed examination of the saw, though small differences in the hypopygium may also be diagnostic.

Pristiphora luteipes larvae feed on white willow, eared willow, creeping willow, tea-leaved willow, osier and purple willow.

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Size: 3.9 - 5.2mm

Status: Data deficient

Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland

Flight period: Multivoltine, May to Aug

Plant associations: Salix alba, Salix aurita, Salix repens, Salix phylicifolia, Salix viminalis and Salix purpurea (white willow, eared willow, creeping willow, tea-leaved willow, osier and purple willow)


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