Euura viridissimus

    Description

    Size 7 to 8 mm.  Males undescribed. A largely green and creamy-white species marked with black and brown tints. It has a distinctive, almost white, metascutellum with a central round or elliptical black mark. When viewed from above the supraclypeal area does not project in front of the antennal sockets. The postocellar area is mostly pale but may be marked with a small black spot. The antennae are conspicuously pale below and at the apices.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Good photographs required and detailed examination may be necessary.

    Habitat

    Areas where Alder is present.

    When to see it

    Bivoltine, May to June, July to August.

    Life History

    Euura viridissimus larvae feed on Alder.

    UK Status

    Believed to be widespread in Britain, but true status is difficult to determine due to lack of records.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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