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Subject: Cool bug
Location: Belton, Texas
March 29, 2013 8:01 pm
I found this bug on the rim of a red pot today. It wasn’t too afraid that I was close up to it. It feels like I have looked through every field guide of bugs native to our area and I still can’t find out what this is. Is it non-native? Thank you in advance!
Signature: Caleb J.

Elm Sawfly

Elm Sawfly

Hi Caleb,
This impressive creature is an Elm Sawfly,
Cimbex americana.  Sawflies are non-stinging relatives of Bees and Wasps, and they have larvae that are often confused for caterpillars.  This is a bit early in the season for an Elm Sawfly sighting, but that is not going to stop us from featuring your submission as the Bug of the Month for April.

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