Euura atra agg.


    Regarded as a group of sibling species by Kopelke (1996), Kopelke (2000). These are very difficult, perhaps impossible, to distinguish using adult morphological characters and we have therefore decided to treat them as an aggregate for the purposes of this website. According to records of galls on various identified Salix species, at least the following three species belonging to the group occur in the British Isles: E. auritae, E. purpureae and E. weiffenbachii.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    This species has a red ID rating and unless identified by a known expert you must provide a satisfactory explanation of how it was identified for the record to be accepted.


    Associated with willows (Salix sp.)

    When to see it

    Late spring and summer.

    Life History

    The larvae form elongated tapering swellings (galls) in the stems of willows (Salix species).

    UK Status

    Widespread but little recorded in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map