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Bristly Rose Slug (larvae)

Cladius difformis


Caterpillar-like, small, found consuming foliage of roses. Sawfly larvae like these have seven pairs of prolegs (the ventral "bumps" along the length of the abdomen), whereas caterpillars of butterflies and moths have no more than five (5) pairs of prolegs.


Found on rose plants in a friend's garden in Redondo Beach.


The Bristly Rose Slug is a type of sawfly.

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Redondo Beach, California, USA

Lat: 33.86, Long: -118.38

Spotted on May 23, 2011
Submitted on Jan 13, 2013

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