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Subfamily Heterarthrinae

Leaf Skeletonizer - Caliroa Ovipositing Sawfly on dewberry 2 - Metallus rohweri - female Caliroa larvae on oak - Caliroa Gracillaria syringella mines on Rubus - Metallus capitalis Fenusa ulmi?  from a street tree that is probably an Ulmus americana cultivar - Fenusa ulmi St. Andrews leaf miner on Rubus trivialis SA1468 2018 1 - Metallus rohweri Fenusella from Populus deltoides - Fenusella populifoliella Profenusa canadensis
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 Heterarthrinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
nearctic fauna revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Heterarthrinae Benson 1952
~40 spp. in 13 genera in our area(2), 250 spp. in ~40 genera total(3)
by far most diverse in Eurasia and NA (a few in n. Africa and South America)(4)
includes some of the most economically important sawflies(1)