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Saw fly larva ? - Atomacera decepta

Saw fly larva ? - Atomacera decepta
Arkansas River Valley, Barling, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
July 8, 2019
eating Turk's Cap leaves

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Atomacera decepta
But I'm confused by two things : the light head, but such is possible after molting and "Turk's Cap". What is this? Malvaviscus?
Typical details are clearly visible: each thoracic segment with row of tubular glands. Abdominal segments too. Two glands are on each side from the midline. Anal segment with dark spot. Thorax with two dark spots.
Larvae feed on Alcea rosea and Hibiscus spp.

 
Plant is Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii
A new small 6 inch plant that was from a cutting. Sawflies just about destroyed the leaves but looks like it is recovering.

 
Thank you
and good luck!

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