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Caterpillar - Macremphytus testaceus

Caterpillar - Macremphytus testaceus
New Paltz, Ulster County, New York, USA
September 12, 2009
Size: around 3/4"


Tenthredinidae, Allantinae
Macremphytus testaceus. This is the last instar (prepupa) of this dogwood sawfly. The prepupa is a different color than the feeding stages, having black spots such as this. The other picture with which this is compared is not Neodiprion pinetum, but also Macremphytus testaceus.

I got it wrong, but I also got it right? Wow. I will move the other image to the correct place in the Guide. Thanks!

Moved from ID Request.

Very similar to
White Pine Sawfly - Neodiprion pinetum.

I'm not an expert, however, so let's see if anyone else agrees.

sawfly larva [not technically a caterpillar]

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