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:HYM01981
ITIS/TSN:152795

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Tilden Regional Park, Tilden Regional Park, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CAEB550000
Open Space Location:Tilden Regional Park

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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