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Bottlebrush sawfly larvae Seen feeding on Callistemon citrinus. This grouping was on both sides of the leaf, you can just see the others poking up behind. I found it interesting that the two sets on either side had remained in sync, reducing the leaf at equal speeds. <br />
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Body length 10 mm Australia,Bottlebrush sawfly,Fall,Geotagged,Hymenoptera,Pergidae,Pterygophorus cinctus,Symphyta,arthropod,autumn,bottlebrush sawfly,fauna,insect,invertebrate,macro,new south wales Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Bottlebrush sawfly larvae

Seen feeding on Callistemon citrinus. This grouping was on both sides of the leaf, you can just see the others poking up behind. I found it interesting that the two sets on either side had remained in sync, reducing the leaf at equal speeds.

Body length 10 mm

    comments (4)

  1. Such good table manners. Great image. Posted 2 months ago
  2. This is wild! <3 Great shot! Posted 2 months ago
  3. Love it, what a shot! Posted 2 months ago
  4. Incredible! Posted 2 months ago

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Pterygophorus cinctus is a swafly recorded in Australia. The adult Bottlebrush Sawfly has an orange and black banded body, with a wingspan of about 2cm. Males have feathery (pectinate) antennae.

Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Apr 10, 2021. Captured Apr 3, 2021 14:18 in 59 Merewether St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 10/2000s
  • ISO250
  • 105mm