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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Larvae on my hibiscus

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CaptMicha
Brookeville, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2006
3:16 PM

Post #2389462

These show up every year and skeletonalize my hardy hibiscus every year until I get fed up and end up spraying them. I could put up with them if there weren't thousands of them! Are they sawfly larvae?
MerryMary
Ocoee (W. Orlando), FL
(Zone 9b)

June 16, 2006
7:04 PM

Post #2397869

Do you have a picture of them?
CaptMicha
Brookeville, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 16, 2006
10:35 PM

Post #2398568

Oh, whoops. I guess I forgot.

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TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 17, 2006
12:06 AM

Post #2398875

I don't know what they are, but my herbaceous hibiscus get them too. They seem to appear in swarms and chew up the leaves almost overnight. If I'm lucky enough to catch them when they first hatch a spray with insecticidal soap will usually wipe them out.
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

June 17, 2006
1:11 AM

Post #2399079

kill them lol, they are ugly and not good moths. I think it is a Rose of Sharon Moth- Anomis commoda. Only 3 others feed on hibiscus Yellow Scallop Moth- Anomis erosia, Glossy Black Idia- Idia lubricalis, and Io Moth- Automeris io. Io moth is a pretty moth but the cat will sting the fire out of you

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trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 17, 2006
1:42 AM

Post #2399203

it looks like sawfly to me.

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