Pristiphora sermola - Pristiphora micronematica group
Species limits in the micronematica group are unclear. The head and thorax are densely and evenly sculptured. The sawsheath is sub-parallel sided in dorsal view and slightly emarginate either side of the medial projection.
Pristiphora sermola larvae feed on goat willow and tea-leaved willow.
Size: 4.5 - 5.00mm
Flight period: Assumed April to June
Plant associations: Salix caprea and Salix phylicifolia (goat willow and tea-leaved willow)
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