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Leaf damage and tiny caterpillars

Observed: 4th September 2013 By: YelsmehYelsmeh’s reputation in InvertebratesYelsmeh’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:
Identifications
  • Rose sawfly (Arge sp.)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

notpop's picture

Sawfly

These are very commonly found on goat willow but I have never seen them named to species level on iSpot.
Recently tried hatching some indoors but it is very difficult to keep the willow fresh enough.
Maybe a muslin tent tied over the twig in situ on the tree would be better.
Meantime they remain a mystery species to me.

Yelsmeh's picture

Sawfly

Thank you for ID, had no idea. Will keep an eye on them.