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Sawfly? - Sphacophilus cellularis - male

Sawfly? - Sphacophilus cellularis - Male
Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
July 15, 2005
Size: ~7 mm
There were quite a few of these (all with the "double antennea") on a Morning Glory at a friend's house. The antennae seem pretty distinctive. I think it is a sawfly, but that's as far as I've got...

Moved from Argid Sawflies.

Sphacophilus cellularis (Say)
Male. Females have much more orange (and simple antennae). Larvae feed on morning glory.

You got a male argid sawfly! Males of many species have the last antennal segment forked. The host plant should take you to genus easily enough, if not to a species.

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