Subject: Big Bee-Horsefly hybrid – What are you?
Location: Boreal Forest, Northern Alberta, Canada
June 19, 2012 9:20 am
I saw this big bug when I was at work in the Boreal Forest in Northern Canada. I have never seen anything like it before. Know what it is?
The Elm Sawfly, Cimbex americana, is surely an impressive insect. Though it does not sting, it is related to bees and wasps. The larvae of the Elm Sawfly feed on leaves and they are frequently mistaken for caterpillars.