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For the United States & Canada

Genus Dolerus

Dolerus nitens Common Sawfly - Dolerus sawfly - Dolerus Sawfly larva - Dolerus Dolerus orange and black sawfly - Dolerus Clear wing hemiptera of some kind? - Dolerus Sawfly on Spruce - Dolerus
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 Dolerinae
Genus Dolerus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Loderus Konow 1890 [treated as genus in(1)]
Explanation of Names
Dolerus Panzer 1801
Range
holarctic, temperate and boreal regions(2)
Food
hosts: various grasses (most spp.) and horsetails (members of subgenera Dolerus, Dosytheus, Loderus, Dicrodolerus with 15 spp. between them in NA)(2)
Remarks
larval feeding behavior (M.W. Kozłowski)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.The genera and subgenera of the sawflies of Canada and Alaska (Hymenoptera: Symphyta)
Goulet H. 1992. The insects and arachnids of Canada, Pt. 20. Ottawa: Agriculture Canada. 235 pp.