Sawfly GenUS can be used to identify all sawfly genera that occur in America north of Mexico, screen for select exotic species that may pose a risk to North American agriculture, learn about sawfly biology, behavior, and anatomy and view images of multiple sawfly genera.
Sawfly GenUS contains:
Clicking on a point will give you the species name, identifier, date of collection, and locality. Specimens recorded with only a country name as a location are assigned a point in the center of that country. For example, a specimen collected in Nagasaki, Japan that with a label that says only “Japan” for locality, shows up as a point in the ocean off the coast of Niigata, Japan, because that is the known geographical centroid of the country. Country centroids used on this site were determined by Kelly O’Neil from WorldMap of Harvard University. Map points on this site with ambiguous localities include a disclaimer.
Map data presented on this site does not represent the full range of a given genus or species due to the nature of uneven collecting and reporting throughout the world. Additionally, not all data sets have been updated to current taxonomy, though with evidence from recent literature, many names have been changed. Individual fact sheets reference any changes to taxonomy that have occurred in creating maps.
Many of the data points used come from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility which pulls data worldwide from several accredited institutions to an online resource. Data provided by GBIF are not verified by Sawfly GenUS authors nor by GBIF staff for accuracy, and users should find relevant histories of all data points through the GBIF DOI provided underneath each map to investigate accuracy.
Some fact sheets do not include maps because geographical coordinate data was not available to be shared by the authors. Please read referenced literature to find specific locality information of known species.