Elm Sawfly

6225 My daycare children found this guy crawling in my lawn. Thankfully, nobody touched it. I caught it in a zip-lock bag & his teeth punctured numerous holes through it. At first, I thought a bald-faced hornet. However, the coloring is off. Just not quite sure what type of wasp/hornet it could be. From Kronau, Saskatchewan

Number 6225 – This is an elm sawfly, Cimbex americana (Hymenoptera: Cimbicidae). They lack a sting and are completely harmless; see Click here for more detailed information.

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  1. Sherilyn says:

    Oh geez! I guess I should have let him go! I though forsure since it was biting through plastic & was larger than a Canadian quarter(25cent coin) it may harm the children. Dang. Guess I’ll know for next time.

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