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Sawfly

Observed: 25th July 2009 By: Graeme
The Anton River Conservation Association
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Wasp
Description:

Small wasp, I asume from a rose gall? Found on Dog rose.Any ideas on species name?

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sawfly

I think this genus Arge, probably Arge pagana, sometimes known as the Large Rose Sawfly. Its larvae feed on roses, sometimes in large numbers.

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Entomologist and biological recorder

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Thanks, that is very

Thanks, that is very helpful.I see these on Roses in the area quite often

Graeme Davis