Subject: Is this a sawfly and harmless
Geographic location of the bug: Parramatta
Time: 05:19 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi,
I found this eating my gardenia plant last night. Is this bug harmful to people. Should I be concerned about dealing with the big as a garden pest?
How you want your letter signed: Jen
This is not a Sawfly. It is a Gardenia Bee Hawkmoth Caterpillar and it will eventually become a diurnal moth that is sometimes mistaken for a bee, hence its common name.