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Genus Macrophya

Sawfly - Macrophya Sawfly - Macrophya pulchella - female Common Sawfly - Macrophya trisyllaba Small Blac and White Bee - Macrophya Macrophya formosa? - Macrophya formosa tenthredinid - Macrophya Macrophya succincta? - Macrophya Macrophya formosa? - 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.