common sawfly

(Family Tenthredinidae)

               
     

common sawfly (Tenthredinidae)

 

   
   
   
   
   
Size

Total Length: 3 16 to ¾

         
          Photo by Alfredo Colon
 
Identification

With about 800 or 900 species in North America, Tenthredinidae is the largest family of sawflies. They are common and widespread, occuring on every continent except Antarctica. Adults are 3 16 to ¾ long.

See Subordinate Taxa for identification information.

 
Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 7, 24, 27, 29, 30.

 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps, and sawflies)

 

Suborder:

Symphyta (horntails, sawflies)

 

Superfamily:

Tenthredinoidea (sawflies)

 

Family:

Tenthredinidae (common sawflies)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Allantus

Ametastegia

Aneugmenus (ferns)

Anoplonyx (tamarack)

Aphilocyctium

Blennocampa (aspen)

Caliroa

Dolerus spp. (grasses/sedges)

Euura (willow leaf galls)

Fenusa (birch)

Hemitaxonus (ferns)

Hoplocampa (juneberry)

Loderus (grasses/sedges)

Macremphytis

Macrophya

Messa

Metallus (Rubus leafminer)

Menatus

Paracharactus (sedges)

Periclista (bur oak)

Phrontosoma

Phyllotoma (alder)

Phymatocera (Smilacina)

Platycampus

Pontania (willow stem galls)

Pristiphora spp.

Rhogogaster

Strongylogaster (ferns)

Taxonus (Rubus)

Tenthredo spp.

Tethida (ash)

Tomostethus (ash)

Trichiocampus.

 
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Common
Names

common sawflies

tenthredinid sawflies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Published on Jun 24, 2012

Photographed at the Turtle River State Park, North Dakota (24 June 2012).

   
       

 

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