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Species Scolioneura vaccinii

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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 Heterarthrinae
Tribe Fenusini
Genus Scolioneura
Species vaccinii (Scolioneura vaccinii)
Explanation of Names
Named for the host plant, Vaccinium.
Authors: Smith & Eiseman, 2015
Range
Washington
Food
Vaccinium
Life Cycle
Larvae mine leaves in late summer and fall. When finished feeding, they drop to the ground, burrow, and overwinter. As far as is known, there is just one generation per year.
Print References
Smith, David R., Charles S. Eiseman, Noah D. Charney, and Sydne Record. 2015. A new Nearctic Scolioneura (Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae) mining leaves of Vaccinium (Ericaceae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 43:1-8. (full article)