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Sawfly larvae?

Hi all, some of my plants are being stripped by what I thought were caterpillars, they have been around for some weeks but I now think they are sawfly larvae, can anyone confirm this?
Please see the photo below 

If they are sawfly should I get rid of them? 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,870
    yes they are but I think the days of 'getting rid of' have to be over. We are losing the plot and the future

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,080
    Yes. pick the leaves with sawfly off the plant and dispose of on bird table or in the bin.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Thank you, I have given them to the birds, it seems there were more than I thought and they had just moved on to my lily collection!
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,144
    My Solomon’s Seal where covered with little grey caterpillars ,  they are prone to sawfly but I’ve never had so many as this year,  after they’d  finished I just chopped it down to the ground, the birds loved them.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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