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Genus Schizocerella

Is this Schizocerella? - Schizocerella pilicornis - male Sawfly -? - Schizocerella pilicornis Purslane sawfly - Schizocerella pilicornis - male Argid Sawfly - Schizocerella pilicornis - female Argidae, lateral - Schizocerella pilicornis - female Sawfly? - Schizocerella lineata Miner in purslane - Schizocerella pilicornis larva - Schizocerella pilicornis
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 Argidae (Argid Sawflies)
Subfamily Sterictiphorinae
Genus Schizocerella
Explanation of Names
Schizocerella Forsius 1927
Numbers
2 spp., both in our area(1)
Identification
to differentiate the spp., see(1); in S. lineata, larvae feed externally, and the mesonotum is mostly orange; in S. pilicornis, larvae mine leaves, and the mesonotum is mostly black(1)
Range
so. Canada to Argentina(1)
Food
host: Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)(1)
Works Cited
1.Systematics of two feeding morphs of Schizocerella pilicornis (Hymenoptera: Argidae) and recognition of two species
Hartsough C.D.B., Connor E.F., Smith D.R., Spicer G.S. 2007. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 100: 375-380.