What is it?
Location: Elliston, Newfoundland, Canada
July 28, 2011 3:03 pm
Saw this guy in Elliston, Newfoundland. It was rather big and menacing. About 1” in length. I’ve attached a couple of photos.
Signature: Todd from St. John’s

Elm Sawfly

Hi Todd,
This is the Elm Sawfly,
Cimbex americana, the largest North American Sawfly.  Sawflies are nonstinging relatives of wasps and bees, and the larvae of Sawflies are frequently mistaken for caterpillars.  We needed to crop your photo to maximize the size of the insect on our website, and in doing so, we needed to move your photo credit on the image.

Location: Canada

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *