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Caterpillar of minute size.....about the same size as the blade of grass it was on. Creamy white with a brown stripe the length of its back. Feet are almost translucent. Approximately 2-3" in length.


Spotted in the grass of the lawn.


This was a minute creature; my first thought on seeing it was "inchworm" but it definitely is not an inchworm.

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ForestDragon 10 years ago

Hi Elaine! This cute creature is actually the larva of a Sawfly, a type of wasp. I found several of these guys in the grass last spring. Unfortunately, finding a species is very difficult with the larvae, except for a few. The grass eating ones seem not to be documented well.

Here is my spotting of a grass eating one:
Here is a link to BugGuide that gives more info on Sawflies:

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Connecticut, USA

Spotted on May 10, 2013
Submitted on May 10, 2013

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