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Genus Periclista

Sawfly Larva - Periclista unknown tiny wasp - Periclista cat? - Periclista Horntail, Sawfly, Stupid Photographer??? - Periclista Sawfly Larva? - Periclista Sawfly - Periclista Sawfly? - Periclista Sawfly larva - Periclista
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 Blennocampinae
Tribe Blennocampini
Genus Periclista
Explanation of Names
Periclista Konow 1886
~20 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area(1)
most of NA; many spp. widely eastern, 9 are restricted to OR-CA(1)
Most species of this genus feed on oaks, one on hickory.
Life Cycle
They form cells in the soil to pupate; the adult emerges the next spring.
Works Cited
1.Nearctic sawflies. I. Blennocampinae: Adults and larvae (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae)
D.R. Smith. 1969. Agricultural Research Service, USDA Technical Bulletin No. 1397. 179 pp.