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Sawfly larva

Description:

Sawfly larva.

Habitat:

Grasslands.

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4 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Thanks Wilson! this reminded me that somebody had already proposed an ID so I went to correct it. It seems to be a sawfly larva, which is different from a caterpillar (baby butterflies and moths). It was a pretty sight, thanks for liking it :-)

Wilson W
Wilson W 8 years ago

Cute!

The MnMs
The MnMs 11 years ago

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I´ll keep looking to see if I can narrow down the species of sawfly.

Latimeria
Latimeria 11 years ago

This is actually a sawfly larvae, an insect in the same order as wasps and bees, the Hymenoptera. Wikipedia has some pictures of adult sawflies: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sawfly.

You can tell the difference between sawfly larvae and caterpillars by the number of prolegs: 6 pairs or more on sawfly larvae, and 5 pairs or less on caterpillars.

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

Oud-Heverlee, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium

Spotted on Jun 2, 2011
Submitted on Jun 2, 2011

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