Editor: Sylvio Codella (Kean University, Union, NJ USA)
Associate Editor: Alexey Zinovjev (Zoological Institute, St.
Welcome to Symphytos!
This website is devoted to the study of sawflies, wood wasps and horntails
(Hymenoptera: Symphyta) in all aspects - ecology, systematics,
behavior, pest management, etc. It is a resource not only for experienced
researchers, but for students, amateurs and the general public as well.
New material will be added on a regular basis; please check back
Contributions to Symphytos are welcome and much appreciated.
Consult Instructions to Contributors.
The original Symphytos newsletter (see History and
Archives) was edited by David Smith and Henri Goulet and was unique
and vital communication link for the sawfly community during the
1980's. We dedicate this website to Dave and Henri, and we will do our
to make the new Symphytos worthy of the tradition they
We hope that you find our efforts useful and stimulating. And if our
site increases awareness of these fascinating yet woefully understudied
insects, all the better.
Regards - Chip & Alexey
Updated 21 September 2003