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Species Hoplocampa testudinea - European Apple Sawfly

flower visitor - Hoplocampa testudinea - female flower visitor - Hoplocampa testudinea - female Procreating European Apple Sawflies - Hoplocampa testudinea - male - female Procreating European Apple Sawflies - Hoplocampa testudinea - male - female European Apple Sawfly - Hoplocampa testudinea
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 Nematinae
Tribe Nematini
Genus Hoplocampa
Species testudinea (European Apple Sawfly)
Other Common Names
EAS; Apple Sawfly (in Europe)
Explanation of Names
Hoplocampa testudinea (Klug)
Size
adult up to 8 mm
Range
native to, and widespread across Europe, adventive in NA, now across ne. US (to VA) and adjacent Canada (NS-ON)
Food
Larvae feed in developing fruits of apples and possibly other fruits(1)
Remarks
earliest NA record: NY 1939(2)
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