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  Sawfly (Pterygophorus insignis)





Sawfly | Pterygophorus insignis photo
Sawfly larvae in bottlebrush tree

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SAWFLY FACTS

Identification
Sawflies are related to wasps. I'm not sure what the adult of this one looks like.

Size
larvae 30mm

Habitat
shrubs and trees

Food
Larvae feeds on paperbarks (Melaleuca) and possibly on Callistemon



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Pergidae
Genus:Pterygophorus
Species:insignis
Common Name:Sawfly