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Species Dolerus nitens

Dolerus sawfly - Dolerus nitens Ovipositing Dolerus? - Dolerus nitens - female Early spring sawfly - Dolerus nitens Dolerus nitens? - Dolerus nitens Dolerus larva - Dolerus nitens Sawfly on early-blooming willow - Dolerus nitens Unknown insect - Dolerus nitens Common Sawfly - Dolerus nitens
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 Selandriinae
Tribe Dolerini
Genus Dolerus
Species nitens (Dolerus nitens)
Explanation of Names
Dolerus nitens Zaddach 1859
Size
9-10 mm(1)
Identification
All black
Range
native to w. Palaearctic(1), adventive and widespread in NA
Season
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