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Genus Pontania

Willow Gall Larva - Pontania Willow Gall - Pontania Willow brain gall - Pontania Midge hatched from Willow Leaf gall - Pontania Leaf gall - Pontania Tenthredinidae, larva  - Pontania - female Immature Sawfly  - Pontania Tenthredinidae, larva - Pontania
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 Nematinae
Tribe Nematini
Genus Pontania
Explanation of Names
Pontania Costa 1859
42 spp. in our area(1)
these sawflies form round galls in willow leaves. Parasitoids include Lathrostizus (Ichneumonidae):
Print References
Internet References
P. proxima (Willow Redgall Sawfly) Species page(3)