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Species Macrophya punctumalbum - Privet Sawfly

Wasp/Fly? - Macrophya punctumalbum tenthredinid - Macrophya punctumalbum unknown insect - Macrophya punctumalbum unknown insect - Macrophya punctumalbum Winged Insect - Sawfly? Wasp? - Macrophya punctumalbum Privet Sawfly? - Macrophya punctumalbum SMALL PARASITIC WASP? - Macrophya punctumalbum WaspBG9 - Macrophya punctumalbum
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 Tenthredininae
Tribe Macrophyini
Genus Macrophya
Species punctumalbum (Privet Sawfly)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
our only member of the subgenus Pseudomacrophya(1)
Explanation of Names
Macrophya punctumalbum (Linnaeus 1767)
native to Europe & the Caucasus(2), adventive in our area (PQ-ON-NY; BC) and well-established in ne. NA (Hoebeke & Johnson 1985)
hosts: various Olivaceae (Ligustrum, Fraxinus, Syringa)(2)(Hoebeke & Johnson 1985)
males are exceptionally rare(2)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Keys to the insects of the European part of the USSR. Vol. 3. Hymenoptera. Part 6.
Zhelokhovtsev A.N., Tobias V.I., Kozlov M.A. 1993. Keys to the Fauna of the USSR 158: 1-432.