What are these caterpillas?

What's are these little buggers that have been munching my generous gardener rose?  If I be generous and let them get on will they comsuming the whole bush?! Thanks.

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  • ShepsSheps Posts: 827

    Rose Sawfly caterpillars, if you are generous you will probably lose the whole bush, though that's depending on how many caterpillars there are of course.

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  • Only two that I can see but I don't think I want to risk it! They are going to the compost bin I'm afraid... Thank you sheps for your quick reply! 

  • ShepsSheps Posts: 827

    No problem...keep an eye on the rose bush as you might have more caterpillars to come, think these are the gregarious type where you normally get loads hatching out within a few days.

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  • Great tip! sheps i will keep an eye out for them! Many thaks for your advice.image

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