Tenthredinoidea

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Tenthredinoidea
XN Tenthredo mesomela.jpg
Tenthredo mesomela
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Symphyta
Superfamily: Tenthredinoidea
Families

Argidae
Blasticotomidae
Cimbicidae
Diprionidae
Pergidae
Tenthredinidae

The Tenthredinoidea are the dominant superfamily within the Symphyta, containing some 7000 species worldwide, primarily in the family Tenthredinidae. All known larvae are phytophagous, and a number are considered pests.

The included families share the distinctive features of a medially narrowed pronotum, paired protibial spurs, and the loss of the transverse mesonotal groove.