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sawfly larva

Perga sp.

Description:

An early instar grub (larva) of sawfly with smooth body and black head. These flick their tails to discourage predators from attack. They produce a dot of foul flavored goo to further aid in their protaction, seen in pic #1

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6 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 10 years ago

Emma
A sawfly larva will have no prolegs and a tapered tail http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/859...
your spotting is a moth or butterfly. Here is a useful link
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au...

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Martini,could this possibly be a saw fly caterpillar?
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/843...

oxyjack
oxyjack 10 years ago

Fascinating. I've never seen them clustered like that.

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

great info n pics Martin!

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Great spot Martin!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

wow,

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 31, 2012
Submitted on Mar 31, 2012

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