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Family Pergidae - Pergid Sawflies

small sawfly - Acordulecera Sawfly - Acordulecera what species´╝č - Acordulecera wasp? sawfly? - Acordulecera Orange Sawfly on black cherry - Acordulecera small wasp or fly - Acordulecera Sawfly larvae on white oak - Acordulecera small wasp on aspen - Acordulecera
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 Pergidae (Pergid Sawflies)
Numbers
~10 spp. in a single genus in our area(1); worldwide, the third largest symphytan family, with ~440 spp. in 60 genera(2)(3)
Range
Gondwanan distribution, with the majority of spp. in S. America and Australia (none in Africa) and feeble holarctic representation; almost 2/3 of the spp. are in the New World(2)
Food
food plant diversity exceeds that found in any other sawfly family(2)