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Species Atomacera decepta - Hibiscus Sawfly

Caterpillar on hibiscus - Atomacera decepta Hibiscus Sawfly larva? - Atomacera decepta Neoptilia malvacearum - Atomacera decepta Hibiscus sawflies - Atomacera decepta Hibiscus Sawfly larva - Atomacera decepta Sawfly - Atomacera decepta - male Hibiscus Sawfly (Atomacera decepta) - Atomacera decepta Hibiscus caterpillar - Atomacera decepta
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Symphyta" - Sawflies, Horntails, and Wood Wasps)
Family Argidae (Argid Sawflies)
Genus Atomacera
Species decepta (Hibiscus Sawfly)
Explanation of Names
Atomacera decepta Rohwer 1911
Size
Adults 4-8 mm, larvae to 13 mm
Range
e. US (map) (1)
Season
larvae May-Oct in NC (Baker & Bambara 2000)
Food
hosts: various Malvaceae
Life Cycle
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Remarks
can damage hibiscus, marshmallow, buttonbush & some other perennials(2)
Internet References
Fact sheet (CT) (Hiskes 2005)