Sawfly

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2023-07-18 Snargl 0 minute 0 second

What kind of animal is Sawfly?

A sawfly is a type of insect that belongs to the order Hymenoptera, which also includes ants, bees, and wasps.

Sawflies are named after their saw-like ovipositors, which they use to cut into plants and lay eggs.

Sawflies have a broad connection between the abdomen and the thorax, unlike the narrow "wasp waist" of other Hymenoptera.

Sawflies are mostly plant-eating, but some are parasitic on other insects.

Sawfly larvae look like caterpillars, but have more pairs of prolegs and no crochets.

Sawflies can cause damage to trees, shrubs, and crops by feeding on their leaves and needles.

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Where does the Sawfly live?

Sawflies are insects that belong to the suborder Symphyta within the order Hymenoptera, which also includes ants, bees, and wasps.

Sawflies are mostly plant-eating, though some are parasitic.

Sawflies are found in various habitats, depending on their species and food preferences.

Most species occur in the Northern hemisphere, especially in boreal regions, though there are a few neo tropical species.

Sawflies are found in broad-leaved trees of the temperate regions of the world.

The most common species are found on oak trees in Europe, North America and Asia.

Some sawflies live within the stems of grasses or inside twigs.

And perhaps the oddest sawflies of all belong to the family Pamphiliidae, which spin silk webs or use their silk-producing glands to fold leaves together into well-camouflaged shelters.

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What does the Sawfly look like?

A sawfly is an insect that belongs to the order Hymenoptera, along with ants, bees and wasps.
It has a saw-like ovipositor that the female uses to cut into plants and lay eggs.
The larvae look like caterpillars, but have more pairs of prolegs on their abdomen.
Sawflies are host-specific, meaning they only feed on one type of plant.
There are many species of sawflies, such as the rose sawfly, the gooseberry sawfly and the steel-blue sawfly.
They can cause defoliation of their host plants, especially when they feed in groups.
Sawflies have a complete metamorphosis with four stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult.
The adults are short-lived and feed on pollen and nectar.
Sawflies do not sting, but some can mimic wasps or bees.

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