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Sawfly ? - Monophadnoides rubi

Sawfly ? - Monophadnoides rubi
Allison Park, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 25, 2013

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Moved from Unidentified Sawfly Larvae.

Thanks for the ID and the compliment

probably Monophadnoides rubi
Wonderful photos!
I agree it is probably Monophadnoides rubi.

According to Lorens&Kraus, 1957 and to Dave Smith, 1969 Monophadnoides spp. can be separated from other Blennocampini by shape of spines on subspiracular (anterior bifurcate, posterior simple) and surpedal lobe (anterior simple, posterior bifurcate). These spines are good visible on the second photo.

Unfortunately in Dave Smith's keys there is only Monophadnoides rubi.
Therefore, it is not known what other American Monophadnoides species look like.

According to Lorens&Kraus, 1957 Monophadnoides rubi can be separated from other European Monophadnoides spp. by trifurcate spines (see photo 1) the second annulet with 3 bifurcate spines, the third annulet with 1 trifurcate and 2 bifurcate spines.
All others Monophadnoides spp. (now Claremontia spp.) have only double spines.

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