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clavicornis group

metallic black sawfly - Arge ԃ - Arge sawfly - Arge cyra Another flower sawfly - Arge Ovipositing sawfly - Arge abdominalis - female Ovipositing sawfly - Arge abdominalis - female sawfly - Arge macleayi Arge ? - Arge macleayi
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
14 spp. in our area, >20 total(1); not yet in the guide: A. azaleae e. US (ME-VA); A. borealis e. Canada (NS-MB) & ne. US & (ME-MN); A. clavicornis transcontinental in n. NA south to GA-IA-NM-NV; A. mellina OR-CA-NV; A. parena nw. NA (AK-CA to NT-MT-WY); A. sparta w. NA (BC-CA to MT-CO); A. tavida w. NA (BC-CA to ID-NV)
holarctic, widespread in NA: 4 spp. are transcontinental in the north, 5 spp. are eastern and five, western(1)
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.