Insects and Spiders - native

Cimbex pacifica on May 16, 2020

Originally reported as Wasp (various)

Submitter does not have a specimen
EDRR Status: No Response/Action Required

Description of specimen

We believe this to be an elm Sawfly. It was about an inch and a half long.
Elm sawfly Near a hot wheels car for size reference

Commentary

Dear Tiffany, yes, indeed, this was a Cimbex pacifica, the Pacific or elm sawfly. It is sporadically a pest in elms and willows, particularly in urban settings. Normally, no need to do anything about it. Thank you, Helmuth

Helmuth Rogg
May 18, 2020, 7:24 a.m.