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Pergid sawfly dorsal wings closed Members of family Pergidae are known as sawflies and the larvae are commonly called spitfires here in Australia. Sawflies are in order Hymenoptera but do not have the characteristic tiny waist which is seen in ants and wasps. These insects are called sawflies because the female is equipped with a saw-like ovipositor, which is used for sawing slits in plant material into which she lays her eggs.<br />
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Wingspan 20 mm<br />
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Wingspan 20 mm<br />
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Wingspan 20 mm<br />
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Pergid sawfly dorsal wings closed

Members of family Pergidae are known as sawflies and the larvae are commonly called spitfires here in Australia. Sawflies are in order Hymenoptera but do not have the characteristic tiny waist which is seen in ants and wasps. These insects are called sawflies because the female is equipped with a saw-like ovipositor, which is used for sawing slits in plant material into which she lays her eggs.

Wingspan 20 mm

Pergid sawfly lateral Members of family Pergidae are known as sawflies and the larvae are commonly called spitfires here in Australia. Sawflies are in order Hymenoptera but do not have the characteristic tiny waist which is seen in ants and wasps. These insects are called sawflies because the female is equipped with a saw-like ovipositor, which is used for sawing slits in plant material into which she lays her eggs.<br />
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Wingspan 20 mm<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/108459/pergid_sawfly_dorsal_wings_open.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/108457/bottlebrush_sawfly_dorsal_wings_closed.html Australia,Geotagged,Hymenoptera,Pergid sawfly,Pergidae,Summer,Symphyta,arthropod,fauna,insect,invertebrate,macro,new south wales


Pergid sawfly dorsal wings open Members of family Pergidae are known as sawflies and the larvae are commonly called spitfires here in Australia. Sawflies are in order Hymenoptera but do not have the characteristic tiny waist which is seen in ants and wasps. These insects are called sawflies because the female is equipped with a saw-like ovipositor, which is used for sawing slits in plant material into which she lays her eggs.<br />
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Wingspan 20 mm<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/108458/pergid_sawfly.html<br />
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Uploaded Feb 8, 2021. Captured Jan 25, 2021 06:50 in 59 Merewether St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO250
  • 105mm