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Species Arge abdominalis

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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 Argidae (Argid Sawflies)
Genus Arge
No Taxon (clavicornis group)
Species abdominalis (Arge abdominalis)
Explanation of Names
Arge abdominalis Leach 1817
♂ 7.5-8.5 mm, ♀ 8.5-10.0 mm(1)
Adult all black with contrasting red abdomen
e. NA (ME-FL to ON-IA-KS-TX)(1)
There are records of the larvae feeding on Rhododendron canescens
Works Cited
1.The sawfly genus Arge (Hymenoptera: Argidae) in the Western Hemisphere
Smith D.R. 1989. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 115: 83-205.