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Pamphiliidae - Pamphilius sp..JPG
Pamphilius sp., with larvae of acars
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Pamphiliidae
Genus: Pamphilius
Latreille, 1802

Pamphilius is a genus of leaf-rolling sawflies within the Symphyta belonging to the family Pamphiliidae.


Species of this genus can reach a length of 10–15 millimetres (0.39–0.59 in). Body is usually black with yellowish spots on the head. Legs are yellow and wings are transparent. Tarsal claws have one apical and subapical tooth. Mandibles are large and sickle-shaped. Adults can be found from May until June.

Larvae may be solitary or form a colony, mainly feeding on deciduous trees. Main host plants are Rosaceae and Betulaceae, others are Salicaceae, Aceraceae, Caprifoliaceae, Fagaceae, Cornaceae and Juglandaceae.


Species of this genus can be found in North America and in Eurasia.


These species prefer hedge rows.

List of species[edit]

This genus includes about 115 species.