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Bottlebrush Sawfly

Pterygophorus cinctus


A black sawfly about 20 mm long with orange patches on thorax and rear end of abdomen. The anterior part of the abdomen had a slightly paler band. Wings were not tinted. Antennae were feathery.


Spotted on a young Eucalyptus tree in a reserve.


Pity this sawfly flew away before I could get another shot. It was also a very windy day. Family: Pergidae

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks Mark - should have guessed !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Phylacteophaga cinctus - the males of this species have extravagantly pectinate antennae.

Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.32

Spotted on Sep 22, 2013
Submitted on Sep 26, 2013

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