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Genus Pristiphora

sawfly - Pristiphora sawfly - Pristiphora bivittata - female Pristiphora chlorea Columbine Sawfly Larva - Pristiphora rufipes Pristiphora erichsonii  - Pristiphora erichsonii Mystery Larvae - Pristiphora geniculata Pristiphora chlorea black sawfly with red and white legs - Pristiphora
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 Pristiphora
Explanation of Names
Pristiphora Latreille 1810
45 spp. in our area(1), 240 total (second largest genus in Nematinae)
Internet References
P. erichsonii (Larch Sawfly) Fact sheet (anon. 2011)(2)
P. abbreviata (California Pear Sawfly) Fact sheet (VanBuskirk 1993)(3)