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SAWFLY LARVAE CATERPILLARS
Sawfly larvae are sometimes seen on trees and shrubs, more commonly seen than adults. Sawfly larvae are vegetarians and feed on leaf. Unlike other members in the order Hymenoptera, Sawfly parents do not provide parental care to their young, except they lay them on the suitable food plants and some species guard their eggs until they hatch. It is believe that the ancestor of hymenopterans, i.e., ants, wasps, and bees, look like the Sawflies. The larvae of Sawflies are look similar to the moths or butterflies caterpillars but they have six or more pair of prolegs while caterpillars usually have five pairs or less.