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Genus Arge

Sawfly - Arge humeralis Sawfly - Arge Unknown fly - Arge UNKNOWN CATERPILLAR - YELLOW W BLACK SPOTS - Arge Unknown wasp (Ichneumon?) - Arge humeralis Fly or clearwing moth or... - Arge Poison Ivy Sawfly - Arge humeralis Arge pectoralis
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 Argidae (Argid Sawflies)
Genus Arge
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
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Explanation of Names
Arge Schrank 1802
10 spp. in our area(2), >200 spp. worldwide(1)
adults up to 14 mm(1)
holarctic (to Colombia) & Afrotropical(1)
spring to mid-summer(1)
Larvae feed on foliage of various shrubs and trees. Host data compiled from various sources:
A. clavicornus -- Shadbush, Amelanchier
A. coccinea -- Sumac, Rhus
A. humeralis -- Poison Ivy, Toxicodendron radicans
A. pectoralis -- Hazelnut, Corylus, Birch, Betula
A. scapularis -- Elm, Ulmus
our only representative of the subfam. Arginae which contains a total of 18 genera(3)