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Species Dolerus nitens

Early Sawfly - Dolerus nitens Dolerus nitrens? - Dolerus nitens Ovipositing Dolerus? - Dolerus nitens - female fly or beetle? - Dolerus nitens Sawfly - Dolerus nitens unknown Hymenoptera - Dolerus nitens Sawfly on early-blooming willow - Dolerus nitens Is This a Sawfly? - Dolerus nitens
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 Dolerinae
Genus Dolerus
Species nitens (Dolerus nitens)
Explanation of Names
Dolerus nitens Zaddach 1859
9-10 mm(1)
All black
native to w. Palaearctic(1), adventive and widespread in NA
Very early spring; flies earlier than other congeners
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Keys to the insects of the European part of the USSR. Vol. 3. Hymenoptera. Part 6.
Zhelokhovtsev A.N., Tobias V.I., Kozlov M.A. 1993. Keys to the Fauna of the USSR 158: 1-432.
2.NatureSpot: recording the wildlife of Leicestershire and Rutland