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Elm Sawfly - Cimbex americanus - male

Elm Sawfly - Cimbex americanus - Male
Clearwater, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA
June 6, 2014
Size: 1 1/2 inches roughly
large mandibles, looks to be of the wasp or bee family. was hanging from a low bush, didn't seem inclined to move much when i moved the branch to get a look under it to see if i could catch a glimpse of its mouth parts. possibly shed recently and was waiting for its shell to harden fully? white in between joints of limbs.

Moved from ID Request.

Just a guess, but looks like an Argid sawfly.... take a look HERE. Hopefully an expert will be able to confirm its identity

none of those look like it. this one has much thicker limbs than any of those. plus it had mandibles that were very predator like. very unlike the mouth parts of those flies, as far as i can see them in those pictures anyway. i'll see if i can get a head on picture of the sucker, i'd rather not bother him too much though, he looks like he could deliver a rather nasty bite.

Elm Sawfly…
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elm sawfly
oh! that does look like it. positive that's it actually. thanks much.

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