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Pergidae sp. (family)

Unidentified Sawfly at National Arboretum Forests

Pergidae sp. (family) at National Arboretum Forests - 22 Sep 2020
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Identification history

Pergidae sp. (family) 27 Sep 2020 KimPullen
Pergidae sp. (family) 22 Sep 2020 sbittinger

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Author's notes

I had a look at the article listed below, which suggests these may be sawfly larvae from the family Pergidae. Sorry, I didn't take a photo of the plant they were clustered on. https://blog.csiro.au/great-balls-of-spitfires/

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 22 Sep 2020 04:54 PM Recorded on
  • sbittinger Recorded by

Additional information

  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender
  • Larvae Breeding behaviour
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