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Argid Sawfly - Arge humeralis

Argid Sawfly - Arge humeralis
DuPage County, Illinois, USA
July 21, 2004
This sawfly is a great mimic of this Braconid wasp:

At least I think the sawfly mimics the wasp; that's not for sure.

Argid Sawfly, I think
Family Argidae, I believe, antennae have three segments, last one very long. Arge as a widespread eastern genus, but there are others.

(Your other sawfly recently posted is not from the same family--antennae have many segments.)



Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

 
Arge humeralis
I believe you are correct, Patrick. I found some images that are certainly the same insect, listed as Arge humeralis.
I have not found any other corroborating data as yet. Check it out: Argid sawflies

 
Arge humeralis
I think you've got it right. Check out my picture that David R. Smith (Eric Eaton asked him to do sawfly ID's on my website last year)identified for me.

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