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Species Arge ochropus - Rose Sawfly

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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 Arge
Species ochropus (Rose Sawfly)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Arge rosae, Arge ochropa
Explanation of Names
Arge ochropus (Gmelin 1790)
ochropus Greek 'yellow-legged'
7-10 mm
native to the Palaearctic and widespread there; in NA, first reported in ON(1), now recorded from other Canadian provinces and the US (mostly in the northeast)
larval host: roses
the only representative of the Palaearctic ochropus group (a dozen spp. total) in the New World(1)
Works Cited
1.The sawfly genus Arge (Hymenoptera: Argidae) in the Western Hemisphere
Smith D.R. 1989. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 115: 83-205.