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Sawflies (Suborder Symphyta) (1 gallery)

Although the name "sawfly" suggests that these insects are flies, they are not. They actually belong to a suborder (Symphyta) of the Hymenoptera (includes bees, wasps and ants as well as sawflies). Their larvae look very much like moth or butterfly caterpillars, but the sawfly larvae have more prolegs and after awhile you can sort of suss out those that are not really lepidoptera.

They are called sawflies because, according to Steve Marshall, the females "have a sawlike ovipositor that flips down like a jackknife to saw into, and lay eggs in, leaf edges or stems."

Yellow sawfly larva
Yellow sawfly larva
Yellow sawfly larva
Yellow sawfly larva
Yellow sawfly larva
Yellow sawfly larva
Yellow sawfly larva
Yellow sawfly larva
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva
Elm sawfly (Cimbex americana)
:: Elm sawfly (Cimbex americana) ::
Sawfly larva (Trichiosoma triangulum)
Sawfly larva (Trichiosoma triangulum)
Sawfly larva (Trichiosoma triangulum)
Sawfly larva (Trichiosoma triangulum)
Sawfly larvae (Trichiosoma triangulum)
Sawfly larvae (Trichiosoma triangulum)
Sawfly larva (Dimorphopteryx)
Sawfly larva (Dimorphopteryx)
Sawfly larva (Dimorphopteryx sp.)
Sawfly larva (Dimorphopteryx sp.)
Sawfly larva (Dimorphopteryx  sp.)
Sawfly larva (Dimorphopteryx sp.)
Sawfly cocoon
Sawfly cocoon
European pine sawfly (Neodiprion sertifer)
European pine sawfly (Neodiprion sertifer)
European pine sawfly (Neodiprion sertifer)
European pine sawfly (Neodiprion sertifer)
European pine sawfly (Neodiprion sertifer)
European pine sawfly (Neodiprion sertifer)
Sawfly larva (Caliroa obsoleta)
Sawfly larva (Caliroa obsoleta)
Sawfly larvae (Caliroa obsoleta)
Sawfly larvae (Caliroa obsoleta)
Sawfly larva (Caliroa obsoleta)
Sawfly larva (Caliroa obsoleta)
Poplar Sawfly larva (Trichiocampus)
Poplar Sawfly larva (Trichiocampus)
Poplar sawfly larva   (Trichiocampus)
Poplar sawfly larva (Trichiocampus)
Dogwood sawfly (Macremphytus)
Dogwood sawfly (Macremphytus)
Dogwood sawfly larvae (Macremphytus)
Dogwood sawfly larvae (Macremphytus)
Dogwood sawfly (Macremphytus tarsatus)
Dogwood sawfly (Macremphytus tarsatus)
Dogwood sawfly larvae (Macremphytus tarsatus)
Dogwood sawfly larvae (Macremphytus tarsatus)
Sawfly larva (Nematus sp.)
Sawfly larva (Nematus sp.)
Sawfly larva (Nematus sp.)
Sawfly larva (Nematus sp.)
Sawfly larvae, Nematus sp. ?
Sawfly larvae, Nematus sp. ?
Dusky birch sawfly larva (Craesus latitarsus)
Dusky birch sawfly larva (Craesus latitarsus)
Dusky birch sawfly larvae (Craesus latitarsus)
Dusky birch sawfly larvae (Craesus latitarsus)
Dusky birch sawfly larva (Craesus latitarsus)
Dusky birch sawfly larva (Craesus latitarsus)
Jewelweed sawfly larva
Jewelweed sawfly larva
Sawfly (Zaschizonyx montana)
Sawfly (Zaschizonyx montana)
Sawfly (Zaschizonyx montana)
Sawfly (Zaschizonyx montana)
Sawfly (Onycholyda luteicornis)
Sawfly (Onycholyda luteicornis)
Sawfly (Tenthredo basilaris)
Sawfly (Tenthredo basilaris)
Striped alder sawfly (Hemichroa crocea)
Striped alder sawfly (Hemichroa crocea)
Pine sawfly (Diprion similis)
Pine sawfly (Diprion similis)
Pine sawfly  (Diprion similis)
Pine sawfly (Diprion similis)
Pine sawfly larva  (Diprion similis)
Pine sawfly larva (Diprion similis)
Pine sawfly larva (Diprion similis)
Pine sawfly larva (Diprion similis)
Pine sawfly (Diprion similis)
Pine sawfly (Diprion similis)
Sawfly (Dolerus nitens)
Sawfly (Dolerus nitens)
Sawfly (Dolerus nitens)
Sawfly (Dolerus nitens)
Rose Sawfly (Arge ochropa)
:: Rose Sawfly (Arge ochropa) ::
Birch sawfly larva (Arge pectoralis)
Birch sawfly larva (Arge pectoralis)
Birch sawfly larvae (Arge pectoralis)
Birch sawfly larvae (Arge pectoralis)
Birch sawfly (Arge pectoralis)
Birch sawfly (Arge pectoralis)
Sawfly larvae (Argidae)
Sawfly larvae (Argidae)
Argid sawfly larva on plum
Argid sawfly larva on plum
Argid sawfly larva
Argid sawfly larva
Argid sawfly larvae on oak
Argid sawfly larvae on oak
Argid Sawfly larvae on red oak
Argid Sawfly larvae on red oak
Argid? Sawfly larva
Argid? Sawfly larva
Argid Sawfly larvae on willow
Argid Sawfly larvae on willow
Sawfly (Tenthredo verticalis)
Sawfly (Tenthredo verticalis)
Sawfly (Tenthredo verticalis)
Sawfly (Tenthredo verticalis)
Woolly Alder sawfly larva (Eriocampa ovata)
Woolly Alder sawfly larva (Eriocampa ovata)
Woolly Alder sawfly larva (Eriocampa ovata)
Woolly Alder sawfly larva (Eriocampa ovata)
Woolly Alder sawfly larva (Eriocampa ovata)
Woolly Alder sawfly larva (Eriocampa ovata)
Sawfly ( Abia sp.)
Sawfly ( Abia sp.)
Sawfly  (Abia sp.)
Sawfly (Abia sp.)
Sawfly larva on Canada elderberry
Sawfly larva on Canada elderberry
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larvae on willow
Sawfly larvae on willow
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva, possibly Dolerus sp.
Sawfly larva, possibly Dolerus sp.
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva, possibly Pristophora sp.
Sawfly larva, possibly Pristophora sp.
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva and exuviae
Sawfly larva and exuviae
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva
Sawfly larva