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Species Macremphytus tarsatus - Dogwood Sawfly

Caterpillar ID - Macremphytus tarsatus Blue Caterpillar? - Macremphytus tarsatus Blue Caterpillar? - Macremphytus tarsatus larva - Macremphytus tarsatus Sawfly - Macremphytus tarsatus Macremphytus tarsatus ? - Macremphytus tarsatus Macremphytus tarsatus - Dogwood Sawfly - Macremphytus tarsatus 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
Species tarsatus (Dogwood Sawfly)
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