What kind of caterpillar is it?

Asked July 6, 2019, 2:07 PM EDT

I found these destroying my native variegated wegalia bush. Last year they destroyed all leaves within 1-2 days, so this year I pulled them off. Just wondered what these were. Small, mostly about a centimeter. They look white-ish, but almost translucent. Thanks for any information on these little pests. Christine Allen

Oakland County Michigan

1 Response

They are sawfly caterpillars. Sawflies caterpillars are the larvae of an insect that is related to bees and wasps (Order Hymenoptera), rather than butterflies (Lepidoptera) like most other caterpillars.