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sawfly - Taxonus pallidicornis

sawfly - Taxonus pallidicornis
Donalds, Abbeville County, South Carolina, USA
September 26, 2014
Onycholyda luteicornis?


Tenthredinidae, Allantinae
Taxonus pallidicornis (Norton), female. Sort of resembles Onycholyda luteicornis and was too quick to put a name on it last year. The 9-segmented antenna and color definitely place this as T. pallidicornis. Larvae of this species also feed on Rubus.

sorry guys, wrong move




ok for Onycholyda luteicornis

Moved from ID Request.

Pale markings on head differ
Antennae seem to have few segments

Yes, absolutely, should have been more observant... I'm learning! The field where I saw this one is filled to brimming with blackberry bushes, so seeing similarities to the Onycholyda, I jumped at the ID.

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