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Species Cephus pygmaeus - European Wheat Stem Sawfly

Cephidae? - Cephus pygmaeus Cephidae? - Cephus pygmaeus
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 Cephidae (Stem Sawflies)
Tribe Cephini
Genus Cephus
Species pygmaeus (European Wheat Stem Sawfly)
Explanation of Names
Cephus pygmeus (Linnaeus 1767) [spelling per(1)]
Size
5-11 mm(2)
Range
native to, and widespread across Eurasia & N. Africa, adventive in NA (ne. US & Canada)(2)
Remarks
earliest NA record: NY 1887 (Udine 1941)
no longer economically important due to the introduction and establishment of parasitoid wasps in the 1930s(3)
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