Elm sawfly

6848.      My husband found this guy today on his walk. He was much bigger but ge stepped on him. Langley, BC. Canada

Number 6848. This is an elm sawfly, Cimbex Americana (Hymenoptera: Cimbicidae). Their larvae (which often are mistaken for caterpillars) primarily feed on leaves of elm and willow but may attack other trees as well. The adults chew on twigs/small branches to feed on sap. But they have no stinger and are completely harmless to humans. Click here for more detailed information.