All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Sawfly Larvae</strong>

Sawflies are in the order Hymenoptera, they are related to bees, wasps, and ants. These larvae look a lot like butterfly caterpillars but they are not even remotely related. Sawfly larvae often congregate in large grou...
Sawfly Larvae

Sawflies are in the order Hymenoptera, they are related to bees, wasps, and ants. These larvae look a lot like butterfly caterpillars but they are not even remotely related. Sawfly larvae often congregate in large groups and raise their posterior ends as a defensive posture. The bright coloration of these may indicate that they are distasteful.

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