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White 'wooly' caterpillar on Alder. - Eriocampa ovata

White 'wooly' caterpillar on Alder. - Eriocampa ovata
Sherwood Park, Strathcona.County, Alberta, Canada
July 29, 2012
Size: 7mm
This small white "wooly" caterpillar was on a hazel bush amongst many similar shed skins.

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White 'wooly' caterpillar on Alder. - Eriocampa ovata White 'wooly' caterpillar on Alder. - Eriocampa ovata

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Dogwood Sawfly?
This looks like it... [url]http://woodypests.cas.psu.edu/FactSheets/InsectFactSheets/html/DogwoodSawfly.html[url]

However I'm puzzled as a Google search for dogwood sawfly shows a variety of larva that don't look anything like this... I guess I also have to work out if that really was hazel it was on too.

Moved for expert attention
Moved from ID Request.

Sawfly larva
Maybe something like this one:


 
Wooly alder sawfly
I double checked the shrub that it's on. It's actually alder, not hazel. That would make it a wooly alder sawfly larva. Is there a procedure for getting images moved?

 
If you're 100-percent sure...
...you are free to move the image following the instructions here.

My preference would be to leave it here until one of our experts had had the chance to comment.

It's entirely your call, though.

 
Thanks.
Thanks Ken, I'm happy to leave it for an expert!

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