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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

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Genus Pristiphora

sawfly - Pristiphora sawfly - Pristiphora bivittata - male Sawfly - Pristiphora chlorea - female Pristiphora geniculata Pristiphora chlorea Pristiphora erichsonii  - Pristiphora erichsonii Columbine Sawfly, under side of leaf, emergence - Pristiphora rufipes Sawfly - Pristiphora bivittata
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)