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Sawfly - Xyela

Sawfly - Xyela
Camden County, New Jersey, USA
March 25, 2009
Size: ~3mm
Very Small; Found running in a sandy area.

Moved from Xyelidae.

Xyela sp.
It must be lost. Larvae feed in staminate cones of pines; adults are sometimes common on nearby willow or alder catkins or flowers.

That makes sense
At least 50% of the trees in my yard are pine and my neighbors have a large Willow tree about 50 feet away from where I found this sawfly.

very nice! Xyelid Sawfly
they are scarce in the guide


thank you ...
...for finding uncommon insects and posting good images on BG!

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