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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Subfamily Xyelinae

little sawfly - Xyela middlekauffi - female Sawfly - Xyela - female Sawfly - Xyela - female Xyelid Sawfly - Xyela - female Sawfly - Xyela - male Sawfly - Xyela - male Xyelid sawfly - Xyela - female Xyela male?  - Xyela
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 Xyelidae (Xyelid Sawflies)
Subfamily Xyelinae
Numbers
2 genera, with 23 spp. in our area and ~40 spp. total (numerous extinct taxa are known)(1)
Food
Larvae attack coniferous shoots or staminate flowers of pine and fir(1)
Works Cited
1.The genera and subgenera of the sawflies of Canada and Alaska (Hymenoptera: Symphyta)
Goulet H. 1992. The insects and arachnids of Canada, Pt. 20. Ottawa: Agriculture Canada. 235 pp.