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Synopsis of the Tenthredinidae (Hymenoptera) in Australia, including two newly recorded, introduced sawfly species associated with willows (Salix spp.)

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Abstract

Two species of tenthredinid sawflies associated with willows are recorded from Australia for the first time: Pontania proxima (Lepeletier), which forms galls on Salix fragilis Linnaeus in Tasmania, and Amauronematus viduatus (Zetterstedt), which defoliates Salix babylonica Linnaeus in south-eastern New South Wales. A key to the five introduced and three endemic species of Tenthredinidae known from Australia is provided. Notes on biology and distribution are given for all species.
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Keywords: Amauronematus; Ametastegia; Caliroa; Cheilophleps; Pontania; Priophorus; Senoclidia; gall maker; willow-feeding sawfly

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: CSIRO Entomology, GPO Box 1700, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia. 2: Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, GPO Box 192B, Hobart, Tas. 7008, Australia.

Publication date: January 1, 2002

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