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Sawfly Larva

Probably in the genus Perga.


I am really interested in finding this ID. I found it on an "MOTHER-OF-MILLIONS" A very bad weed here.. it looked like it was feeding on it and if it does I would love to know its Name,,

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Christiane 10 years ago

Thanks martinI It looks like the same species. I have not seen the adult on here yet!

MartinL 10 years ago

Christine, I've just spotted one similar. On the same gumtree was this adult, it is possibly the same species but also proved hard to ID.

Christiane 11 years ago

Thanks lori.tas.. I will check it out!

lori.tas 11 years ago

Hi Christine, I agree with Ken that it is a sawfly larva, but less sure on the genus. Possibly a Perga sp. or a Pergagrapta sp. I don't think it's the same as your other spotting. But the larvae go through several moults and that changes their appearance each time. For more info, check out:

Christiane 11 years ago

So it is the same as this one...
Do you know if they would feed on Mother-of-Millions???

kwalker 11 years ago

Hi Christiane

That's a sawfly larva - probably in the genus Perga.



Christiane 11 years ago

I took it to Department of Environment and Resource Management.. Hopefully they find some ID!

ceherzog 11 years ago

It would be nice to find something that eats that Kalanchoe. It's so weird a cross between a beetle larvae & a skipper butterfly.

Christiane 11 years ago

I checked out the Inchworm.... aka... Geometridae moth caterpillar. I don't think this is one?!? It is not moving like an Inchworm!

Christiane 11 years ago

Hi AshishNimkar.. Do you know what they are normally feeding on?

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Its a Inchworm.... aka... Geometridae moth caterpillar...!!

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4677, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Aug 31, 2011
Submitted on Sep 15, 2011

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