The genus Monophadnoides has ten species distributed mostly across the palaearctic region. There are two species in Britain, one of which, Monophadnoides rubi, is also found in Ireland.

The genus is characterised in the Blennocampini by the following features. The stub vein 3A in the forewing is straight at the apex and veins 1m-cu and M are subparallel. The hind wing has an enclosed median cell.  The antennal pedicel is no longer than it is broad. The cenchri are less than twice as wide as long.

The larvae feed on Rosaceae.

Species list:

Monophadnoides rubi (T.W. Harris, 1845)

Monophadnoides ruficruris (Brullé, 1832)


Andrewes, C. H. 1952: Monophadnoides waldheimii Gimm. (Hym., Tenthredinidae) a pest on garden Geums. - The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, Fourth Series, London 88(13): 47

Benson, R.B., 1952. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects. Hymenoptera, Symphyta, Vol 6, Section 2(a-c), Royal Entomological Society, London

Liston, A. D. 1982: Records of Monophadnoides waldheimii (v. Gimmerthal) and M. alternipes (Klug) (Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae) in Scotland. - The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, Oxford 118(Jan.-Apr.): 73

Liston A, Knight G, Sheppard D, Broad G, Livermore L (2014) Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Sawflies, ‘Symphyta’. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e1168.

Smith, D. R.; Wei, M. 2015: A New Asian Monophadnoides Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) with High Antennal Crests. - Proceedings of the entomological Society of Washington, Washington 117(2): 203-208.

Smith, D. R. 2015: A new Monophadnoides Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) from Eastern North America and notes on other species. - Proceedings of the entomological Society of Washington, Washington 117(4): 499-507.