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Species Allantus viennensis

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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 Allantini
Genus Allantus
Species viennensis (Allantus viennensis)
Other Common Names
Rose Sawfly(1)
Explanation of Names
Allantus viennensis (Schrank 1781)
native to Europe; accidentally introduced to the US and so far known from NY, VA, WV(2)
Larvae feed on cultivated roses (Rosa)(2)
Life Cycle
earliest NA record: NY 1975(2)
Works Cited
1.Thesaurus of agricultural organisms: pests, weeds and diseases
Derwent Publications (compilers/eds.). 1990. London: Chapman and Hall, 2 vols, 2368 pp.
2.Expanding ranges for four species of invasive sawflies (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) in the eastern United States
Smith D. 2003. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 105: 246-248.
3.Pests of ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers: a colour handbook. 2nd ed.
Alford D.V. 2012. Academic Press. 480 pp.