16 spp. in 6 genera north of Mexico(1)
Slender, laterally compressed. Elongated pronotum. Mostly black, some with light colored markings. Clubbed antennae.
keys to NA genera and CA spp. in(2)
On grasses (incl. grain crops) and shrubs (incl. berries, roses, willows)(1)
The larvae bore in the stems(1)
Some are serious pests, for instance the wheat stem sawfly