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Rusty Willow Sawfly - Cimbex rubida - female

Rusty Willow Sawfly - Cimbex rubida - Female
Seirra City, Sierra County, California, USA
June 30, 2006

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Rusty Willow Sawfly - Cimbex rubida - female Rusty Willow Sawfly - Cimbex rubida - female

Rusty Willow Sawfly
Found one of these "Rusty Willow Sawfly" floating upside down in a lake near the Olympia airport while fly fishing in Washington State last Wednesday. I froze the subject and passed it on to one of my fellow fly fishing buddies whose daughter is an entomologist. This was the first time I have ever seen this insect. It was very large and resembled a very large hornet on steroids. Upon closer inspection, there was no stinger but the rust or burnt orange colored fly had large mandibles. I took a picture of the sawfly with my cell phone camera and will try to download the pictures.

Moved
Moved from Cimbicid Sawflies.

Cimbex
likely rubida or pacifica (haven't seen the latter yet)

 
John, thanks
for narrowing it down. I like the colors on this one.

 
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