Cimbicidae

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Cimbicidae
Cimbex sp. 01.JPG
Cimbex sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Symphyta
Superfamily: Tenthredinoidea
Family: Cimbicidae
Genera


The Cimbicidae are a small family of large-bodied, often hairy sawflies, with only 130 species in six genera worldwide. Larvae are solitary herbivores.

The family is distinctive in having antennae with prominent apical clubs or knobs. The adults of some species can exceed 3 cm in length, and are among the heaviest of all Hymenoptera.