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Species Orussus occidentalis

Small Sawfly? - Orussus occidentalis - male Wood Wasp - Orussus occidentalis - male Sawfly? - Orussus occidentalis - female Sawfly? - Orussus occidentalis Orussid - Orussus occidentalis Interesting Hymenopteran - Orussus occidentalis Wasp - Orussus occidentalis - female Wasp - Orussus occidentalis - female
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 Orussidae (Parasitic Wood Wasps)
Genus Orussus
Species occidentalis (Orussus occidentalis)
Explanation of Names
Orussus occidentalis Cresson 1879
w. NA (so.BC-CA to ON-NM)(1)(2)
Works Cited
1.Discovery of new species confirms Oriental origin of Orussus Latreille (Hymenoptera: Orussidae)
Vilhelmsen L., Blank S.M., Liu Z., Smith D.R. 2014. Insect syst. evol. 45: 51–91.
2.New records of Orussus minutus Middlekauff, 1983 (Hymenoptera: Orussidae) represent a significant western range expansion
Skvarla, M.J., Tripodi, A., Szalanski, A., Dowling, A. 2015. Biodiversity Data Journal.