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Sawfly Larvae by melvynyeo Sawfly Larvae by melvynyeo
Look like a Gummy Bear sweets!

The larvae look like caterpillars (the larvae of moths and butterflies), with two notable exceptions; (1) they have six or more pairs of prolegs on the abdomen (caterpillars have five or fewer), and (2) they have two stemmata instead of a caterpillar's six. Typical sawfly larvae are herbivorous, the group feeding on a wide range of plants. Individual species, however, are often quite specific in their choice of plants used for food. The larvae of various species exhibit leaf-mining, leaf "rolling", or gall formation. Three families are strictly xylophagous, and called "wood wasps", and one family is parasitic. The larvae that do not feed externally on plants are grub-like, without prolegs.

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999-8-666 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014   Photographer
nice!
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
They sure are cute and pretty for wasp larvae. Most hymenopteran larvae are kind of dull, but these ones are quite lovely with their colours. I love this one's electric blue, nice picture!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Thanks! :)
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aki5 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hakuna Matata!
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CelticIrishgirl Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ew. *shubbers* don't compare food to bugs. :s
But it does. Where do you find such strange bugs?
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
:) Mostly in Singapore where i live :)
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DracoFreak899 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
can I eat it now?
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
OK!!! :)
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DracoFreak899 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*NOM*
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Cissell Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
This photo is totally badass.
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