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Species Monsoma pulveratum - Green Alder Sawfly

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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 Tenthredinidae (Common Sawflies)
Subfamily Allantinae
Tribe Empriini
Genus Monsoma
Species pulveratum (Green Alder Sawfly)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tenthredo limbata (Gmelin 1790)
Explanation of Names
Monsoma pulveratum (Retzius 1783)
Range
Native to Europe. Literature records from Newfoundland (1990s), Alaska (2009). Also from Washington on BugGuide (2010).
Food
Pest of alder
Remarks
European species established in eastern Canada since the early 1990s, detected in Alaska in 2009 and Washington in 2010. Now in ten western WA counties (Clark to Whatcom). Larvae feed on alders in spring and early summer, and causes severe defoliation of Alnus tenuifolia in Alaska.