Could you identify

Asked August 12, 2018, 7:29 PM EDT

This caterpillar?

Carroll County Maryland

3 Responses

Even though this looks like a caterpillar it is not. It is the larvae of a sawfly. We were not sure of the flower it was on but if it is a rose this is most likely a rose slug,

If it is not a rose control would be the same as what is mentioned on our website.


Thank You so much!
On a much more positive note, my efforts to attract Monarch butterflies have finally
succeeded, and I now have a healthy population of Monarch caterpillars decimating
my milkweeds, it was while checking them that I discovered the rose slug on a nearby
rose bush.
Happy Monday!
John Granlund
Westminster, MD