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Genus Tenthredo

Ichenumonidae  7-13-11 01a - Tenthredo erythromera - female sawfly - Tenthredo lobata - female Black Wasp ? - Tenthredo Common Sawfly - Tenthredo leucostoma - female Sawfly or Wasp? - Tenthredo Ichneumon sp. maybe - Tenthredo erythromera Tenthredo grandis Red Hymenopteran - Tenthredo obscuripennis
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 Tenthredinidae (Common Sawflies)
Subfamily Tenthredininae
Tribe Tenthredinini
Genus Tenthredo
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ischyroceraea Kiaer 1898
Explanation of Names
Tenthredo Linnaeus 1758
Greek tenthredon (τενθρηδων) 'a kind of wasp'(1)
Numbers
120 spp. in our area(2), of which ~80 may be expected in Canada; >700 total(3)
Range
Holarctic(3)
Food
Larvae feed on a very wide variety of plants, though larval of each species are often restricted to one host; adults prey on flies and other insects in flowers not necessarily associated with larval food plants(3)
Works Cited
1.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
2.Taeger A., Cincotta S., Susko E. (-2013) Kinds of Symphyta on Discover Life
3.The genera and subgenera of the sawflies of Canada and Alaska (Hymenoptera: Symphyta)
Goulet H. 1992. The insects and arachnids of Canada, Pt. 20. Ottawa: Agriculture Canada. 235 pp.