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Family Diprionidae - Conifer Sawflies

Sawflies? - Neodiprion - female Neodiprion compar? - Neodiprion compar Diprion similis? - Diprion similis - female Nice Antlers - Diprion similis - male Nice Antlers - Diprion similis - male European pine sawflies - Neodiprion sertifer sawfly - Diprion similis sawfly
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Symphyta" - Sawflies, Horntails, and Wood Wasps)
Family Diprionidae (Conifer Sawflies)
Numbers
2 subfamilies, with >40 spp. in 6 genera of in our area (incl. 35 spp. of Neodiprion)(1), 140 spp. in 13 genera worldwide(2)
Size
6-12 mm(1)
Identification
Antennae with 13 or more segments. The antennae are serrated in the female and pectinate or bipectinate in males.
Range
most of NA(1); relatively rare in the Midwest but common elsewhere
Habitat
coniferous forests(1)
Food
Larvae feed on conifers and can do considerable damage