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Is it a bird? Is it a bee? ..no... it's a....?

Observed: 7th May 2012 By: BenLimburn
Is it a bird? Is it a bee? ..no... it's a....?
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Sawfly

Belong to the same overall family group, Hymenoptera,as wasps & bees. Larvae resemble caterpillars but generally have more prolegs,quite often on all abdominal segments. Prolegs are without crochets, the hooks on the edge of the sucker-foot of a caterpilar proleg.
When disturbed on a leaf edge some sawfly larvae raise themselves into a defensive 'S- shaped' posture & may exude fluid from mouth parts.

Brock