Sawfly
( Tenthredinidae )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Tenthredinidae
(Latreille ,1802 )
Common Name:Sawfly
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Tenthredinidae
Taxon Code:HYM00903
ITIS/TSN:152795

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Mendocino County, Mendocino County, 5401 Canyon Rd., Willits
County:Mendocino County
ECI Site#:CA23942300

RECOGNITION
Description
Wasplike, often brightly colored, often found on flowers. Larva eruciform. They usually coil the body (or the posterior end) over the edge of the leaf.
Body Length
5-20 mm.
Diversity
More than 900 species in more than 100 genera of 6-7 subfamilies in America north of Mexico about 7,500 species in almost 600 genera worldwide.

BIOLOGY
Food
Most of the larvae feed on foliage, but a few are leaf miners or stem borers.
Importance
Some species are serious pests of ornamentals and in agriculture.
Diversity
More than 900 species in more than 100 genera of 6-7 subfamilies in America north of Mexico about 7,500 species in almost 600 genera worldwide.
Importance
Some species are serious pests of ornamentals and in agriculture.
Development
Usually a single generation a year. Overwinters in the ground or in protected places as a pupa or cocoon.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Family Tenthredinidae - Common Sawflies. (bugguide.net/node/view/13142). Accessed March 27, 2016. .
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