Sawflies - Symphyta

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Arge cyanocrocea (Foerster, 1771)

Arge cyanocrocea
  • Family: Argidae
  • Cambridge 24 Jun 2001
  • 8mm long
  • Adults feed on pollen especially umbellifers (here, Ground Elder)
  • Larvae feed on brambles
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Allantus cingulatus (Scopoli, 1763)

Allantus cingulatus
  • Family: Tenthredinidae
  • Cambridge, Gwydir Street, 15 May 2016
  • Recorded hosts are Rosaceae including roses and strawberries; also beech and hazel.
  • The Curled Rose Sawfly Allantus cinctus is very similar, but the band on the abdomen seems to be grey rather than creamish.
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Pear Slug Sawfly Caliroa cerasi (Linnaeus, 1758)

Caliroa cerasi
  • Cambridge, Mill Road Cemetery TL461581, 7 Sep 2014
  • The slug-like larvae skeletonise the leaves of cherry, pear, and plum trees. It can be a serious pest.
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Rhogogaster viridis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rhogogaster viridis
  • Cambridge, Stourbridge Common TL473598, 14 Jul 2015
  • Adults are predators
  • Larvae feed on various plants
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