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Megalodontes sp.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Superfamily: Pamphilioidea
Family: Megalodontesidae
Konow, 1897

The Megalodontesidae (until recently spelled Megalodontidae,[1] a name already in use for a family of fossil molluscs) are a small family of sawflies within the Symphyta, containing some 40 species restricted to the temperate regions of Eurasia, and whose larvae feed on herbaceous plants. They are distinguished from the closely related Pamphiliidae by their serrate or pectinate antennae.


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