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Photo#879189
Caterpillar - Eriocampa ovata

Caterpillar - Eriocampa ovata
Paavola Wetlands Preserve, Houghton County, Michigan, USA
August 30, 2013
I found this caterpillar underneath a Speckled Alder leaf. When it felt disturbed, it would curl up
in a ball. The white fluff on its' body seemed to come off easily when I accidently touched it. There
was a wetland nearby, but the alders were not in the actual wetland, but still in a moist area. I took
the photo about 2:00 p.m. The location is in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan near Lake Superior.
Does anyone have an idea what this is?

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Tenthredinidae, Allantinae
Eriocampa ovata (L.)

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Moved from ID Request.

There are sawfly larvae
that hide under alder leaves

Maybe a sawfly larva?


Hold on to see if others agree.

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