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Genus Macrophya

Black and yellow wasp - Macrophya formosa Unknown Sawfly - Macrophya flavolineata - female Sawfly - Macrophya pulchella Sawfly - Macrophya varia - female Wasp - Macrophya flavicoxae wasp sp. - Macrophya bifasciata Macrophya senacca ? - Macrophya flavolineata - female Sawfly.   Tenthredo? - Macrophya formosa
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 Macrophyini
Genus Macrophya
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Macrophya Dahlbom 1835
46 spp. in our area (all but one in the nominate subgenus)(2), >200 total(3)
Larvae have been recorded in Europe from elderberry, mint, Geum, Plantago, Filipendula, ash, Scrophularia, goldenrod, Senecio, Solanum, Ligistrum, Rubus, Geranium, hickory, Valeriana, sedge, various grasses, Potentilla, aster, cherry/plum, Viburnum, buckeye, lilac(3)
See Also
Images of larvae that are likely to belong to this genus
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Macrophya Dahlbom (Hymenoptera: Symphyta, Tenthredinidae) of North America
Gibson G.A.P. 1980. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 114: 1-167.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
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.