Subject: orange caterpillar
Location: Seward, AK
September 8, 2013 11:01 pm
Hi! My son found this caterpillar crawling on the ground in front of our porch. We have looked a little bit online, and can’t seem to find what kind of caterpillar it is. Can you help?
This is the larva of an Elm Sawfly, Cimbex americana, and they are frequently mistaken for caterpillars. Sawflies are actually classified in the order Hymenoptera with bees and wasps, though they do not sting.