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Species Eriocampa ovata - Woolly Alder Sawfly

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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 Tenthredinidae (Common Sawflies)
Subfamily Allantinae
Tribe Eriocampini
Genus Eriocampa
Species ovata (Woolly Alder Sawfly)
Other Common Names
Alder Sawfly
Explanation of Names
Eriocampa ovata (Linné 1761)
Size
6.8-7.2 mm(1)
Identification
Larva covered by flaky white bloom.
Range
native to Europe, adventive in our area (e. & w. NA)(1)
Season
in QC, adults appear in May-Jun (1st generation) and Jul-Aug (2nd generation)(1)
Food
hosts: Alnus(1)
Life Cycle
parthenogenetic (males unknown in NA, rare in Europe); bivoltine(1)
Remarks
earliest NA record: ON 1908(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Nearctic sawflies. IV. Allantinae: Adults and larvae (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae)
Smith D.R. 1979. Agricultural Research Service, USDA Technical Bulletin No. 1595. 172 pp.
2.NatureSpot: recording the wildlife of Leicestershire and Rutland