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Long tailed sawfly larvae

Family: Pergidae Subfamily: Pterygophorinae

Description:

Green sawfly larvae feeding on eucalyptus leaves (E microcarpa?). 30mm length; slightly translucent green tinted skin; a pair of false eye spots above head; some white bristles near head and.

Habitat:

Eucalyptus leaves.

Notes:

One week later they seem to have more reddish tinge towards the tails.

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2 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Thanks for the links martin. Your spotting is very likely the same as I remember seeing them a week or so ago.

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

Nice clear shot ArgyBee. The long tailed sawflies are often wattle sawflies. These are on eucalyptus I have spotted some similar to yours and not found a satisfying ID. Yours look like older ones of mine. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/792...

http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 27, 2011
Submitted on Dec 27, 2011

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