larva2

larva2

Observation - larva2 - UK and Ireland. Description: Second year running this insect larva has completely stripped my Berberis purpurea. Nothing else touched. Is it a sawfly? Looks similar in form, but not colour to the yellow flag sawfly larva I also get, although that one not as populous and controllable

Second year running this insect larva has completely stripped my Berberis purpurea. Nothing else touched. Is it a sawfly? Looks similar in form, but not colour to the yellow flag sawfly larva I also get, although that one not as populous and controllable by picking off.