Location: San Antonio, TX
April 4, 2011 1:06 am
This caterpillar(?) was in my rosebush dirt, and at first it looked like a grub, but then I plucked him out and he definitely had caterpillar legs. He was maybe half an inch long and very grubby looking. Anyways, I have no idea what he is. Doesn’t he look as if he’s just popped out of a can?
You probably realize that many caterpillars are difficult to properly identify, but we do not believe this is a Caterpillar. In our opinion, this is a Sawfly Larva, and Sawfly Larvae are often confused with Caterpillars. Many Sawfly Larvae are difficult to properly identify to the species level, but we did find a very close match on BugGuide, but alas, it is unidentified.