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Elm Sawfly

Cimbex americana


Not a caterpillar, but an Elm Sawfly!


Forest in Jacksonvillle, FL

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TimsTravels 10 years ago

Hey there, this is actually the larvae of a sawfly! Not a caterpillar at all. I think you can tell by the front legs. I'm not sure exactly what type of sawfly though.. I'll look into it

TimsTravels 10 years ago

I think it just had this one! The stripe on this one was actually a pretty shade of blue too! The trees around it were pine trees and cypress trees from what I remember

Latimeria 10 years ago

Did the caterpillar has a black stripe down its other side as well? I found a caterpillar today that looks very similar to this one. Any idea what types of trees were nearby?

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Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Spotted on May 2, 2011
Submitted on May 2, 2011

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