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Sawfly Larvae - Order Hymenoptera, Suborder Symphyta I first saw these sawflies a few days ago on a small oak tree/sapling, and they were still there this morning...Although, many of the leaves have been completely eaten! The sawfly larvae line up around the edges of the leaves to feed and they all, simultaneously, assume an S-shaped posture when disturbed.<br />
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Habitat: On oak (Quercus sp.) in a deciduous forest Geotagged,Summer,Symphyta,United States,hymenoptera,larva,larvae,sawfly,sawfly larvae Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Sawfly Larvae - Order Hymenoptera, Suborder Symphyta

I first saw these sawflies a few days ago on a small oak tree/sapling, and they were still there this morning...Although, many of the leaves have been completely eaten! The sawfly larvae line up around the edges of the leaves to feed and they all, simultaneously, assume an S-shaped posture when disturbed.

Habitat: On oak (Quercus sp.) in a deciduous forest

    comments (8)

  1. It's the sawfly rockettes! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Hahaha! Yes indeed! It's quite entertaining to flick their leaf and watch them "kick up their legs" in sync. Posted 4 months ago
  2. This is amazing! :O Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks :) Posted 3 months ago
  3. Buzzzzby Berkeley! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Totally!! Posted 3 months ago
  4. Beautiful! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks Marta :D Posted 3 months ago

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Uploaded Aug 9, 2019. Captured Aug 9, 2019 09:56 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm