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Species Arge coccinea

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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 Argidae (Argid Sawflies)
Genus Arge
No Taxon (humeralis group)
Species coccinea (Arge coccinea)
Explanation of Names
Arge coccinea (Fabricius 1804)
coccinea Latin 'scarlet'
Size
♂ 7.0-8.5 mm, ♀ 9.0-10.5 mm(1)
Range
e. NA (MA-ON-MI to FL-TX)(1)
Food
Larva feed on Rhus (sumac)
Works Cited
1.The sawfly genus Arge (Hymenoptera: Argidae) in the Western Hemisphere
Smith D.R. 1989. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 115: 83-205.