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Genus Atomacera

Eating my hibiscus - Atomacera decepta black and orange sawfly - Atomacera decepta Fly? - Atomacera decepta Hibiscus Sawfly - Atomacera decepta Sawfly on Hollyhock - Atomacera decepta Arge pectoralis group - adult #2 - Atomacera decepta Arge pectoralis group - larva with host plant - Atomacera decepta Unidentified Caterpillar - Atomacera decepta
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 Atomacera
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Atomacera Say 1836
Name refers to the unsegmented flagellum
3 spp. in our area(1), 6 total(2)
the sole member of the subfam. Atomacerinae