Megalodontes Latreille, 1802,

Liston, Andrew D., Knight, Guy T., Sheppard, David A., Broad, Gavin R. & Livermore, Laurence, 2014, Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Sawflies, ' Symphyta', Biodiversity Data Journal 2, pp. 1168-1168: 1168

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scientific name

Megalodontes Latreille, 1802
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Megalodontes Latreille, 1802 

TARPA  Fabricius, 1804

Notes

If any member of this genus was ever present in England, then only Megalodontes cephalotes  seems at all likely: according to Leach (1817) and Stephens (1835), found near Bristol and Plymouth. See Taeger (2002) for current taxonomy. of the genus.

Species of Megalodontes  removed from the British and Irish list:

[ Megalodontes panzeri  (Leach, 1817), Megalodontes plagiocephalus  (Fabricius, 1804)] Up to three separate Megalodontes  species have at times been considered to have been present in England. Neither Megalodontes panzeri  nor Megalodontes plagiocephalus  , on the basis of their currently known distributions and habitat requirements, probably ever occurred in the British Isles.