Canadian Forest Service Publications

A loosestrife sawfly, Monostegia abdominalis (Hymenoptera : Tenthredinidae) 1970. Price, P.W. Can. Ent. 102(4): 491-495.

Year: 1970

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 15822

Language: English

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A new host record for the sawfly Monostegia abdominalis (F.) was obtained in Quebec. The host plant, terrestrial loosestrife (Lysimachia terrestris (L.) BSP), was abundant on a lake shore due to regular flooding, enabling the sawfly to reach a high population level. Two generations occurred each year. The immature stages and aspects of their behaviour, and female oviposition behaviour, are described.