100+1 Sawflies

Macrophya diversipes (Schrank, 1782)

As part of the Barcoding Fauna Bavarica project, the first hundred sawflies species have unveiled their barcodes. On Bavarian territory, 641 species of Symphyta (sawflies and woodwasps) have been recorded.  Symphyta are phylogenetically basal to other Hymenoptera, like bees and wasps, with larvae of  virtually all species having a caterpillar-like appearance and feeding on plants.  As a standard procedure, voucher specimens were photographed and are deposited in the Zoologische Staatssammlung in Munich, Germany.