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Species Macremphytus tarsatus

Blue Caterpillar? - Macremphytus tarsatus Dogwood Sawfly - Macremphytus tarsatus Macremphytus tarsatus larvae? - Macremphytus tarsatus ? cornus sawfly - Macremphytus tarsatus Caterpillars - Macremphytus tarsatus Black and White Wasp? - Macremphytus tarsatus sawfly larvae - Macremphytus tarsatus Macrophya nigra? - Macremphytus tarsatus
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 Allantinae
Tribe Allantini
Genus Macremphytus (Dogwood Sawflies)
Species tarsatus (Macremphytus tarsatus)
Explanation of Names
Macremphytus tarsatus (Say 1836)
Identification
Young larvae are covered with a powdery white waxy coating. Mature larvae are yellow beneath with black spots or cross-stripes above.
Range
e. NA west to MN-CO-TX(1)(2)
Food
hosts: Cornus(1) sensu lato (the genus has been split into at least five genera by some botanists)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Nearctic sawflies. IV. Allantinae: Adults and larvae (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae)
Smith D.R. 1979. Agricultural Research Service, USDA Technical Bulletin No. 1595. 172 pp.
2.Garden Insects of North America : The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs (Princeton Field Guides)
Whitney Cranshaw. 2004. Princeton University Press.
3.University of Alberta Entomology Collection