Nematus pavidus

    Description

    Length 5 to 7.5 mm. The adults are yellowy-orange and black, the females slightly larger than the males.

    Habitat

    Habitat where Willows and Poplars are present.

    When to see it

    May to July

    Life History

    Larva associated mainly with Willow but occasionally with Aspen. The eggs are stuck to the leaves.The larvae have a black head with a yellow collar. The body is greyish green with two, more or less solid, parallel lines running down the back for the length of the body, and below these a series of black spots.

    UK Status

    Fairly common, with most British records coming from England.

    VC55 Status

    Not well recorded but thought to be fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map