Caterpillar ID please!
Hello Bugman.
Would love it if you could help me id this beauty. I found her in the garden in Chelsea, QC. Isn’t she stunning?
Thanks for your help!
Québec, Canada
Much appreciated

Introduced Pine Sawfly

Introduced Pine Sawfly

Hi Celine,
This isn’t a caterpillar. It is a Sawfly Larva, a relative of wasps. We believe it is the Introduced Pine Sawfly, Diprion similis. According to BugGuide, the species was “First recorded in Canada in 1931 near Oakville, Ontario, and has not spread naturally much beyond there. There were light infestations in other parts of Ontario in the 1970s and one in southern Quebec in 1940. “

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