provided by Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico
The Cephedae are called stem sawflies because of the habit of the larvae which bore and feed in grass stems, berry canes, or stems or twigs of various shrubs or trees. Those species whose hosts are cultivated grains may be serious pests. The adults are slender, cylindrical, ichneumonlike insects and may be found around the host plant. Adults of Cephini are commonly attracted to yellow flowers in the vicinity of the host. About 13 genera and 100 species are recognized for the world, most of which are Palaearctic.
- bibliographic citation
- Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. 1979. Prepared cooperatively by specialists on the various groups of Hymenoptera under the direction of Karl V. Krombein and Paul D. Hurd, Jr., Smithsonian Institution, and David R. Smith and B. D. Burks, Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Insect Identification and Beneficial Insect Introduction Institute. Science and Education Administration, United States Department of Agriculture.
Cephidae: Brief Summary
provided by wikipedia EN
Cephidae is a family of stem sawflies in the order Hymenoptera. There are about 27 genera and more than 160 described species in Cephidae.
- Wikipedia authors and editors