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The turnip sawfly is a typical sawfly with dark green or blackish 18–25  mm long larvae that feed on plants of the brassica family, and can sometimes be a pest. It winters below the ground, emerging in early summer as a 7–8 mm adult with a mainly orange body and a black head. The adult feeds on nectar.

The turnip sawfly was found to result in diploid males and females after sister-brother matings. This differs from normal haplodiploid hymenoptera and after a further cross causing.. more

Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Aug 3, 2019. Captured in Den Alerdinckweg 2A, 8055 PE Laag Zuthem, Netherlands.