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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 8 years ago

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

MartinL 8 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 9 years ago

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

lori.tas 9 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 9 years ago

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

kwalker 9 years ago

Hi Christiane

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



Christiane 9 years ago

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

ceherzog 9 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 9 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 9 years ago

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

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 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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