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Aquilegia Sawfly


Aquilegia Sawfly

Usually appear in

Spring and summer

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Caused By:-     The Sawfly Pristiphora aquilegiae


Caterpillar larvae approximately 18mm long eat the leaf margins if Aquilegias. They are pale green. and several generations are produced in one year. Only the leaf stalk and flower stems are left, which leave the plant weakened. They lay their eggs on the undersu=ide of the leaves. Adults have black bodies approximately 7mm long with wings. The legs ar4e reddish brown. Picture by James B. Hanson, USDA Forest Service,
See these other Sawflies Apple, Geranium, Geum, Goosberry, Iris, Large Rose, Plum, Rose Leaf-rolling, Sawflies, Solomom Seal.


Spraying with a suitable insecticide unless you can pick them off as soon as they are seen in spring and summer.

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