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Unknown green caterpillars - Neodiprion lecontei

Unknown green caterpillars - Neodiprion lecontei
Orlean (Northern Virginia), Fauquier County, Virginia, USA
October 21, 2010
Size: about 1"
I've never seen these guys before. As you can see in the picture, they were congregated on a pine tree (I'm not sure what kind but I will try to find out).

Moved from ID Request.

OK for the redheaded pine sawfly - Neodiprion lecontei (Fitch). Commonly found feeding in groups like this. Nice picture.

Thank you
Thank you for your reply--you are absolutely right on the ID. And thank you for the compliment on the photo.

How about
Neodiprion lecontei (Red-headed Pine Sawfly) ??

Thank you
Thanks! I believe you've nailed it!

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