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Species Eutomostethus ephippium

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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 Blennocampinae
Tribe Phymatocerini
Genus Eutomostethus
Species ephippium (Eutomostethus ephippium)
Explanation of Names
Eutomostethus ephippium (Panzer 1798)
Range
holarctic, but prob. adventive in NA, where most common around eastern seaports and only known from Vancouver & Seattle in the west; TX record questionable(1)
Food
on Poa and other soft grasses(1)
Works Cited
1.Nearctic sawflies. I. Blennocampinae: Adults and larvae (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae)
D.R. Smith. 1969. Agricultural Research Service, USDA Technical Bulletin No. 1397. 179 pp.