DOGWOOD SAWFLY

Macremphytus tarsatus
(Tenthredinidae)

Description
This larva, not a caterpillar, is difficult to identify. It is a sawfly larva, not one of a butterfly or moth, because it has more than 5 prolegs, the stubs running down the length of their bodies. One was photographed very near Dogwood (Cornus drummondii) which is a known host plant to this species. We also got help from the volunteers at BugGuide.

Occurrence
The abundance of this species in Fontenelle Forest and Neale Woods is not yet known.

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