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Found this larva in gunni euc tree need id?
February 23, 2010
While cutting gunni euc one of my workers found this worm. I need it id to know if I it is harmful. It is white had has black spots on the side. The face almost looks like it is smiling. Please help!!
Jennifer
Watsonville ca

Sawfly Larva

Hi Jennifer,
This is the larva of a Cimbicid Sawfly, a non-stinging relative of wasps and bees.  The Sawfly larva will eat some leaves, and we believe it is doing far less harm to the plant than the workers who were probably cutting branches.


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