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hungry 2 cm caterpillar ID- munching on my pansies

Posted by asturnut z7 So.NJ (My Page) on
Sat, May 29, 10 at 16:25

this 2 cm larvae loves my pansies and violets. it's also nibbled some roses as well. it defensively rolls up into a ball and drops into the ground to camouflage itself. This little guy is voracious and I'm wondering what it is and if it is a pest or a beneficial, protected or endangered species. thanks.

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RE: hungry 2 cm caterpillar ID- munching on my pansies

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Sat, May 29, 10 at 23:19

Resembles a caterpillar but is instead a sawfly.

It's a leaf-eating pest.

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