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sawfly larva

Perga sp.


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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MartinL 12 years ago

A sawfly larva will have no prolegs and a tapered tail
your spotting is a moth or butterfly. Here is a useful link

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 years ago

Martini,could this possibly be a saw fly caterpillar?

oxyjack 12 years ago

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

Atul 12 years ago

great info n pics Martin!

KarenL 12 years ago

Great spot Martin!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago


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Victoria, Australia

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

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