Mallow/Hibiscus Sawfly Larva
Fri, May 29, 2009 at 6:47 AM
I found these larvae devouring our rose mallows and a few on our Malvaviscus. It’s the first year I’ve seen them. I didn’t see this type of sawfly larva on your site, so I’m sending photos of them and a photo of the damage they do to the leaf. Thanks again for all the hard work that goes into keeping up such a great site.
Tim
Memphis, TN

Hibiscus Sawfly Larva

Hibiscus Sawfly Larva

Hi Tim,
Thanks for sending us your photos of a Hibiscus Sawfly Larva, Atomacera decepta.  We are linking to the BugGuide information page on the species.

Hibiscus Sawfly Larva

Hibiscus Sawfly Larva

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