Family Diprionidae

Medium-sized, stout-bodied, slow-flying saw-flies; antennae with more than nine segments, and more or less serrate (in females) (Fig. 148c) or bipectinate (in males) (Fig. 148d); forewings without cross-vein 2r, therefore, with an open

Fig. 149 Forewing of a cimbicid sawfly - family Cimbicidae.

Fig. 149 Forewing of a cimbicid sawfly - family Cimbicidae.

Fig. 150 Forewing of a pine sawfly - family Diprionidae.

Fig. 151 Antenna of an antler sawfly - family Tenthredinidae.

Fig. 151 Antenna of an antler sawfly - family Tenthredinidae.

cell below the pterostigma (Fig. 150). Larvae associated with conifers and typically gregarious; those of several species are destructive forestry pests and some are also associated with ornamental conifers.

EXAMPLES: Diprion pini (pine sawfly), Neo-diprion sertifer (fox-coloured sawfly).

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