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Sawfly (Hymenoptera, Symphyta)Pergidae sp. (family)

Unidentified Sawfly at Mount Majura

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Pergidae sp. (family) at Mount Majura - 16 Sep 2018
Pergidae sp. (family) at Mount Majura - 16 Sep 2018
Pergidae sp. (family) at Mount Majura - 16 Sep 2018
Pergidae sp. (family) at Mount Majura - 16 Sep 2018

Identification history

Sawfly (Hymenoptera, Symphyta) Pergidae sp. (family) 9 Oct 2018 KimPullen
Sawfly (Hymenoptera, Symphyta) Pergidae sp. (family) 20 Sep 2018 Tim L

Author's notes

Sawfly larvae feeding in a tight formation, moving their heads together side-to-side in a coordinated manner. When disturbed they reared up in a defensive posture, seen in the final image.

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 16 Sep 2018 1:09 PM Recorded on
  • Tim L Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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