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Genus Cephus

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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 Cephidae (Stem Sawflies)
Tribe Cephini
Genus Cephus
Explanation of Names
Cephus Latreille 1802
2 spp. in our area (both probably adventive), 25-30 worldwide(1)(2)
Across the continent(1)
Larvae feed on wheat stems(1)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Wheat stem sawfly biology
Fulbright J., Wanner K., Weaver D. 2011. Montguide MT201107AG, 3 pp.