Checklist of the sawflies (Hymenoptera) of Canada, Alaska and Greenland


Goulet, H., Bennett, A.M.R. (2021). Checklist of the sawflies (Hymenoptera) of Canada, Alaska and Greenland. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, [online] 82 21-67.

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This paper summarizes the distribution of all species of sawflies of the insect order Hymenoptera recorded in northern North America (Canada, Alaska and Greenland). In total, 747 described species in 12 families are recorded. Of these, 720 in 12 families are reported from Canada. The provincial and territorial distributions of all Canadian species are provided. Almost all sawflies are herbivorous including many species that are pests to Canadian agriculture and forestry. Knowing their distributions is essential to be able to detect and help to control both native and invasive sawfly pests in Canada. .


A distributional checklist of the sawflies (Hymenoptera) of Canada, Alaska (USA) and Greenland (Denmark) is presented. In total, 758 extant, described species, classified in 113 genera in 12 families are recorded. Of these, 729 (in 113 genera in 12 families) are reported from Canada, 183 (in 48 genera in 8 families) from Alaska, and 7 (in 1 genus) from Greenland. The list includes 69 new species records and 5 new generic records for Canada and 29 new species records and 7 new generic records for Alaska. The family Xiphydriidae is also newly recorded from Alaska. No new records are reported from Greenland. Eighty-four new combinations are proposed for species of Nematinae (Tenthredinidae). Distributions are listed for all species, for those in Canada by province or territory, except the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is divided into the island of Newfoundland and the region of Labrador. This inventory is compared with previous Nearctic and Palaearctic surveys, checklists and catalogues.

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