MELALEUCA SAWFLY FACTS
The Melaleuca Sawfly is an orange and black sawfly. The head is bluish black with comb shaped or serrated antennae. The thorax and abdomen are orange and black. The lower parts of the legs are pale coloured. The wings are smoky blue black and held over the abdomen when at rest. The larvae are greenish caterpillars with dark head, and tail tapering to a point.
As its name suggest, the Melaleuca Sawfly feeds on Melaleuca plants. It is only the larvae that feed on leaves.
The adult lays eggs on leaves which hatch into larvae. The larvae feed on paperbark leaves until they pupate and eventually hatch out as adult sawflies.
|Common Name:||Melaleuca Sawfly|