Common Name: Cimbicid Sawfly
Length: 18 - 25 mm
Range: Throughout Alberta
Time of year seen: Summer
Larva: External feeders on the foliage of willow and
Other: Cimbicid Sawflies are large and robust with clubbed antennae.
On first glance they can be mistaken for bumble bees or hornets.
Coloration of males and females is different with the males being brown and
black while the females are black with wasp-like yellow markings on their
abdomens. (Marshall, 2006 & Borror, 1970)