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Caterpillar - Atomacera decepta

Caterpillar - Atomacera decepta
Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
June 25, 2014
Size: 3/4 inch
These young "Cats" are eating my Hibiscus leaves....any Ideas of what they are??


Atomacera decepta
Atomacera decepta
(appearans + host)


Moved from ID Request.

You'll have more luck getting an ID
if you crop the image to a rectangle that is essentially 'just the bugs'. Only you can zoom in and see the full size 1600 pixel image while the rest of us are stuck with a 560 pixel reduction where we can see fences and leaves and tiny little yellow things that apparently are sawfly larvae. that case...guess i will that case...guess i will "eliminate" them...

they are actually sawflies
the sawfly people may tell you which ones

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