Plant-Insect Interaction: Sawfly larvae feeding on an elm

Sawfly larvae (family Argidae) feeding on an elm leaf (Ulmus sp., Ulmaceae), photographed 07/13/2010 in a prairie near Clayton, Michigan.

The interesting thing about these caterpillar-like larvae is that they don’t end up as butterflies or moths as adults, but rather as wasp-like argid sawflies in the order hymenoptera.


About Jeremy Sell

Science and nature nerd.
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