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Subfamily Heterarthrinae

pear slug - Caliroa cerasi What on earth are these?! - Caliroa Caliroa leaf mine - Metallus lanceolatus Ovipositing Caliroa - Caliroa Violet Leaf Mine [=Nefusa? ambigua??] ID Request - Nefusa ambigua Two more Caliroa larvae on oak - Caliroa Lost Lake leaf miner on Prunus emarginata maybe LL3 2017 3 - Setabara histrionica
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)