Euura pavida

Alternative names
Nematus pavidus

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

Identification difficulty

Adult, Larva and leafmine (when the host plant is identified)


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


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map