Common Name: Common Sawflies
Description: The common sawflies are “broad-waisted” wasps whose larvae feed on the foliage of trees and shrubs. Females are equipped with a saw-toothed ovipositor that allows them to cut slits into the bark of twigs where their eggs are laid (hence the name “sawfly”). Adults usually have filiform antennae with 7-10 segments. Larvae resemble lepidopteran caterpillars but have more than five pairs of abdominal prolegs.