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Photo#130425
Unknown_1c - Cimbex americanus

Unknown_1c - Cimbex americanus
Ohiopyle, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 3, 2007
Size: 1 - 1 1/4 inch
Found this along a path through a wooded area. The insect was obviously injured or ill. Thought it was a wasp or hornet. Others have suggested it could be a sawfly or cuckoo bee. I believe this to be the same species as that another image I posted, Unknown_2a. I'm open to suggestions. Thanks for looking.

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Unknown_1b - Cimbex americanus Unknown_1c - Cimbex americanus

Moved
Moved from Cimbicid Sawflies.

Cimbex americana?
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It is clearly a sawfly, a rel
It is clearly a sawfly, a relative of Cimbex (or maybe Cimbex)...

 
sawfly
Yeah, I was having trouble making the ID because I was assuming it was a wasp or hornet. I believe it may be Cimbex americana, as others have suggested. That is if that species can have dark wings such as the one in the photo. Most pictures I've seen of C. americana show individuals with transparent and colorless wings.

Thanks

 
can be moved to Cimbex americana page
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could be, but actually, these
could be, but actually, these big sawflies are very difficult to identify, athough they might look easy...