Forest Pests of North America
Native and Non-native insects, diseases, and weeds of urban, managed, and natural forests

slash pine sawfly
Neodiprion merkeli Ross


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slash pine sawfly
Neodiprion merkeli
Randall Blackburn

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Hymenoptera
Superfamily: Tenthredinoidea
Family: Diprionidae
Subfamily: Diprioninae
Genus: Neodiprion


Common Name Reference: Bosik, J. J. Common Names of Insects and Related Organisms 1997. Lanham, MD: Entomological Society of America (ESA), 1997. 232 pp.
Scientific Name Reference: R.W. Poole and P. Gentili, Nomina Insecta Nearctica. 1996. Nomina insecta nearctica: a checklist of the insects of North America. Vol. 2. Rockville (MD): Entomological Information Services. Available at URL: