Sawfly
( Tenthredinidae )


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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
Bay Point Regional Shoreline, Bay Point Regional Shoreline, Bay Point Regional Shoreline, McAvoy Road, Bay Point
County:Contra Costa County
ECI Site#:CAEB040000
Park/Forest Code:Bay Point Regional Shoreline

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.

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.
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
Mike Dame
Insect Sciences Museum of California

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