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Aug 31, 2010 8:45 PM

Sawfly ?

I can normally put Insects straight into there orders; This one is a bit harder. I think it is a sawfly & i can't see any Halteres but I'm still unsure. I don't need a full I.D. p.s. its about 5mm long.
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    Sep 1, 2010 2:23 PM (in response to John)
    Re: Sawfly ?

    It looks very much like a Turnip Sawfly (Athalia rosae).

     

    Lovely photo.

     

    Araminta

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    Sep 1, 2010 2:23 PM (in response to John)
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    The antennae strongly suggest its a sawfly of the family Tenthredinidae - beyond that there are a few with this overall appearance, and I dont recognise this specific insect.  I always look at the antennae first when I'm confronted with any unfamiliar insect as they usually give a strong indication of where to go - they are obviously not dipterous in this case.

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    Jan 24, 2011 7:43 PM (in response to John)
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    I would agree that this is the turnip sawfly ( Athalia Rosae) as i have a photo of one that i took that someone identified for me.

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        Jan 25, 2011 8:51 PM (in response to John)
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        Hi John, I used a Casio Exilm high speed camera( solow motion), nothing special i was just lucky the photo came out with such clarity, i used super macro by the way.
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