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Caterpillars - Ceratulus spectabilis

Caterpillars - Ceratulus spectabilis
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
May 7, 2010
I photographed these specimens munching the leaves of a vine that was growing up my fence.

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Tenthredinidae, Blennocampinae
Ceratulus spectabilis MacGillivray, 1908. These larvae are exactly like those I described for this sawfly species. The vine must be a species of Cissus, the host recorded for this species. The sawfly is known only from Texas into Mexico.

 
Neat!
Thank you very much! I let them eat their fill of the vine (which grows wild up my back fence and I just love it because it attracts all kinds of different native wildlife/insects). The vine is pretty hardy and after the sawfly larvae were done with it the leaves grew back thicker than ever.

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