Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes



Family Cimbicidae - Cimbicid Sawflies

unknown caterpillar on willow - Cimbex americanus ID help please - Cimbex americanus - male Cimbex americana - Cimbex americanus Abia (sawfly) larvae - Abia americana Swab-antennaed hymenopteran - Cimbex americanus Cimbicidae - Cimbicid Sawflies Genus Abia - Abia Unknown Hymenoptera - Trichiosoma triangulum Abia in building - Abia
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 Cimbicidae (Cimbicid Sawflies)
Explanation of Names
Cimbicidae Kirby 1837
12 spp. in 4 genera in our area(1), >200 spp. in 22 genera worldwide(2)
15-25 mm
Adults robust, resemble bumble bees. Base of abdomen broadly joined to thorax (no wasp waist). Antennae have seven or fewer segments, slightly clubbed.
Larvae eruciform (caterpillar-shaped, i.e., cylindrical, with well-developed head and legs).
Larvae typically feed on foliage of trees and shrubs; hosts include: Cimbex --Elm (Ulmus), Zaraea --Honeysuckle (Lonicera), Trichiosoma --Cherry (Prunus)