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Species Monostegia abdominalis

Tenthredinidae on Fringed Loosestrife - Monostegia abdominalis Tenthredinidae: Monostegia abdominalis - Monostegia abdominalis sawfly - Monostegia abdominalis Monostegia abdominalis blue/grey CAT on Yellow Loosestrife - Monostegia abdominalis Tiny yellow sawfly - Monostegia abdominalis sawfly larva on Lysimachia punctata - Monostegia abdominalis Sawfly Larvae - Monostegia abdominalis
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 Allantinae
Tribe Empriini
Genus Monostegia
Species abdominalis (Monostegia abdominalis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tenthredo abdominalis Fabricius, 1798
Introduced from Europe; now found in SE Canada and NE United States.
Larvae feed on foliage of loosestrife (Primulaceae: Lysimachia spp.).
Life Cycle
2+ generations a year.