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Longtail sawfly (larvae)

Lophyrotoma: interrupta

Description:

Bright green larvae with shiny orange heads white spots and tapering tails

Habitat:

Communally eating gumleaves.

Notes:

These are sawfly larvae, at an advanced instar. AKA Spitfire caterpillars.

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17 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 5 years ago

http://www.bowerbird.org.au/
Lophyrotoma interrupta

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Thanks Nuwan

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

great series !

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Thanks Argybee, Nicholas, achmmad, Mayra.
This is one of my fave images.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Wow! Fabuloso!

achmmad
achmmad 7 years ago

2nd photo! Awesome.

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 7 years ago

Outstanding series. Gorgeous colors and detail.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Fattest ones I've seen so far.

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Thanks Dan. They never seem to become so numerous as to do very much damage.

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Love the second photo! That tree is in trouble!

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Yes, these are the most attractive sawfly larvae that I've noticed.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

What a team. I like pic#2. They don't look too thin do they?

João Mourão
João Mourão 7 years ago

Strange yet amazing. Nice finding.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

Cool!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

Beautiful spotting!

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

Thanks Leuba. These are my other spotting in Melbourne but its hard to know if they are even the same species!! http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/792...

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

I love pic #4 -no fighting, no biting !!

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -38.48, Long: 145.23

Spotted on Jan 17, 2012
Submitted on Jan 17, 2012

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