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Dogwood Sawfly

Dogwood Sawfly

July 2, 2013 Bugs and Crud

This is a new one for me, dogwood sawfly is a creepy creep that will eat all but the midrib of the leaf. The bodies of the larvae become covered 
with a white powder-like material to mimic bird droppings too protect them from predators. After their final molt they have a spotted pattern to camouflage them as they crawl over leaf litter. 
 
These creeps are relativly uncommon in the Charlotte Metro area, but keep an eye out.

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