Male, 6mm bl. Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 5/28/07. © Peter J. Bryant
Bristly Roseslug Sawfly

Cladius difformis

Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae

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Male. Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 5/28/07. © Peter J. Bryant


Male. Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 5/28/07. © Peter J. Bryant

Male. Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 6/16/07. © Peter J. Bryant

Male. Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 6/16/07. © Peter J. Bryant

Female. Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 6/17/07. © Peter J. Bryant

Female. Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 6/16/07. © Peter J. Bryant


Larvae skeletonizing leaves of wild rose. Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 5/28/07. © Peter J. Bryant


Larva. Sawfly larvae resemble caterpillars of moths and butterflies and have three pairs of thoracic legs, but they have at least five pairs of abdominal prolegs, while caterpillars have less than five. Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 6/17/07. © Peter J. Bryant

Cocoon. 5-26-07. Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. © Peter J. Bryant