Reed Stem Borer


Calameuta filiformis – This is one of the sawflies, which are a fascinating group of insects and are related to the bees, wasps and ants of the order Hymenoptera. They are of a suborder called Symphyta. Sawflies do not sting, despite how ferocious some of them may look, and can sometimes be easily overlooked as wasps. The larva of this species feeds on various grasses and reeds.


Reed Stem Borer Calameuta filiformis female
Reed Stem Borer Calameuta filiformis female

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11 thoughts on “Reed Stem Borer

    1. It is completely harmless and they harbour no sting. It is native here, but does not appear to be much information regarding other regions.

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