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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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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Thanks! :)
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cey-cey Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
fantastic ...
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Thanks! :)
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Chef-rainbow Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
what a beautiful caterpillar :)
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Thanks! :)
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Artezianin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
mm sexy))
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Thanks! :)
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Bluesrains Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Another great one!!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Thanks! :)
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shawk77 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Wow - so colorful :love:
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Thanks! :)
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CandyKidneys Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i want this as a pet so bad ;u; it just so adoribal
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Thanks! :)
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Such colours. :wow:
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Thanks! :)
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Dalenbourg1 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student General Artist
so... do you have anything to report on the flavour?
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Haha :)
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Zippo4k Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
It does look like a gummy! Weird!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Thanks! :)
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PokuMii Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012   Digital Artist
They do look gummy! I'm so fidgety with bugs and scared of them soo much, but these pictures make you interested in them! ; w ;
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Thanks! :)
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PokuMii Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Newwolf1998XD Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student
That must be how they came up with the gummie worm!!! By the way EPIC job on this pic! :D
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Thanks! :)
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Newwolf1998XD Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student
No problem! :D
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