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Tenthredo bifasciata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
Subphylum  Hexapoda
Family  Tenthredinidae
Genus  Tenthredo
Order  Hymenopterans
Tenthredo bifasciata
Similar  Tenthredo, Hymenopterans, Tenthredo zonula, Tenthredo colon, Tenthredo atra

Tenthredo bifasciata is a species of sawflies belonging to the Tenthredinidae family.

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Subspecies

  • Tenthredo (Cephaledo) bifasciata bifasciata O. F. Muller, 1766 – head and thorax are blackish brown, front and middle tibias are entirely black
  • Tenthredo (Cephaledo) bifasciata rossii (Panzer, 1804) - clear or silvery pubescence, white middle and lower tibias
  • Tenthredo (Cephaledo) bifasciata violacea (Ed. Andre, 1881) - pronotum widely yellow (Eastern Europe)
  • Distribution

    This species can be found in Europe.

    Habitat

    Tenthredo bifasciata mainly lives in meadows, especially close to forestry areas.

    Description

    Tenthredo bifasciata can reach a length of 11–13 millimetres (0.43–0.51 in). The thorax and head are blackish brown. Abdomen shows one or two transversal white or pale yellow bands, sometimes interrupted. Wings are yellowinsh-brown and transparent.

    Biology

    These sawflies can be encountered from July to August. Adults mainly feed on nectar and pollen of Apiaceae, especially on Heracleum sphondylium. Larvae feed on Sonchus arvensis.

    References

    Tenthredo bifasciata Wikipedia


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