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Gooseberry Sawfly Larvae

Nematus ribesii


They have an orange head and butt. I rarly ever seen them move. Unless they were disturbed. They strip leaves off tea roses. The Gooseberry larvae looks simular to this only pictures i see online most have black heads. Could possibly be a Roseslug sawfly variety since it was on my roses both at home and at work. Might be the different climate that changes the look of them from different areas


A worm on one of my Tea roses. In Bay City, MI. We don't normally see these guys around in Zone 6 of Michigan but due to the warm season we had they moved up to our area.

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City of Bay City, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Jul 30, 2012
Submitted on Jul 30, 2012

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