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Photo#17296
black and orange sawfly - Atomacera decepta

black and orange sawfly - Atomacera decepta
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
May 13, 2005
Size: 5 - 10 mm

Hibiscus Sawfly
I believe you have Atomacera decepta, the Hibiscus Sawfly (1). I currently have several adults buzzing around my hibiscus plant. I think they overwintered and are now mating. If this was near a hibiscus plant of yours, you may need to do something about them. Last summer their larvae nearly ate the whole plant.

 
Thanks
for the ID. I don't think I have any hibiscus, but this was at my neighbors...and she seems to have every plant known to man....so, I'll let her know.

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