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Species Endelomyia aethiops - Roseslug

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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 Tenthredinidae (Common Sawflies)
Subfamily Heterarthrinae
Tribe Caliroini
Genus Endelomyia
Species aethiops (Roseslug)
Explanation of Names
Endelomyia aethiops (Fabricius 1781)
adult 4-5 mm, larva up to 15 mm(1)
native to Eurasia, adventive and widespread in NA(1)(2)(3) (map)(4)
hosts: Rosa(2); larvae feed on the underside of leaves(5)
Life Cycle
mainly parthenogenetic(1)
pest of roses(1)
Internet References
Fact sheet (Ohnesorg 20??)
Works Cited
1.Pests of ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers: a colour handbook. 2nd ed.
Alford D.V. 2012. Academic Press. 480 pp.
2.Nearctic sawflies. III. Heterarthrinae: Adults and larvae (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae)
D.R. Smith. 1971. Agricultural Research Service, USDA Technical Bulletin No. 1420. 84 pp.
3.Keys to the insects of the European part of the USSR. Vol. 3. Hymenoptera. Part 6.
Zhelokhovtsev A.N., Tobias V.I., Kozlov M.A. 1993. Keys to the Fauna of the USSR 158: 1-432.
4.Taeger A., Cincotta S., Susko E. (-2013) Kinds of Symphyta on Discover Life
5.Garden Insects of North America : The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs (Princeton Field Guides)
Whitney Cranshaw. 2004. Princeton University Press.