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Webspinning and Leafrolling Sawfly - Onycholyda sitkensis

Webspinning and Leafrolling Sawfly - Onycholyda sitkensis
Lacey (near Olympia), Thurston County, Washington, USA
May 4, 2008


Not an ID
White tipped antennae seem to match the first one, but yours has more white.

The good match is the left one (Pamphilidae)
Most likely at least the same genus, i.e. Oncholyda. Acantholyda, Oncholyda and Pamphilius are very similar.
The other insect (picture at right) is a Tenthredinid Sawfly (subfamily Ternthredininae), with 9-segemented antennae.

my first sawfly
Thanks for the ID help, John and Richard. I didn't even know what family I was dealing with. Looks like an exact match for here. The antennae are identical, and the other patterns on the head and pronotum look like a closer match. Not to mention, this other specimen was also found in the same neck of the woods as mine.

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