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Species Abia lonicerae

What am I? - Abia lonicerae Abia lonicerae Cimbicid Sawfly - Abia lonicerae - female Honeysuckle Sawfly? - Abia lonicerae Honeysuckle Sawfly? - Abia lonicerae Leaf Cutter or Mason Bee? - Abia lonicerae Sawfly - Abia lonicerae Abia lonicerae
Classification
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 Cimbicidae (Cimbicid Sawflies)
Genus Abia
Species lonicerae (Abia lonicerae)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Abia lonicerae (Linnaeus 1758)
Range
introduced from Europe;
Food
Larvae feed on honeysuckle (Lonicera) foliage
Remarks
First found in NY, I believe, and the first records I have for MD and VA are around 1965; spread quite a bit east and south since. --Dave Smith