Mystery Bug
Can you identify this bug for me, please? Looks like a stonefly, but the head seems to large, the prothorax to small, and no tails. I’m really stumped!

Hi Roger,
We wanted to be sure, so we contacted Eric Eaton. Here is what he has to say: "The image you sent is actually of a sawfly, but I see the resemblance [to a stonefly]! Without knowing more information, I can’t even tell you which sawfly family this belongs in. However, this is the time of year when sawflies are in greatest abundance here in the U.S. and in Canada.
Sawflies are related to ants, bees and wasps, belonging to the order Hymenoptera. Larva of most species feed on foilage. They do not sting.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.