Rose sawfly

Rose sawfly

Observation - Rose sawfly - UK and Ireland. Description: The strange way in which these caterpillars hang off the edge of the leaf caught my eye even before I had noticed how much damage they had done to my rose bush. Its almost like they are asking to be picked off by a bird. I presume that they are distastefu

The strange way in which these caterpillars hang off the edge of the leaf caught my eye even before I had noticed how much damage they had done to my rose bush. Its almost like they are asking to be picked off by a bird. I presume that they are distasteful, but I did not have the courage to try this for myself!