On hibiscus leaf. Early May in Zone 8.
Hibiscus Sawfly on Rock Rosemallow
A Hibiscus sawfly ovipositing on my hibiscus in the yard. Every year I must knock off sawfly larvae or they'll completely defiliate it.
Mallow sawfly larva, about 5/8" 15 mm long at this stage. They grow fast.
An early instar of mallow sawfly larva, less than 1/4" or 5mm. They're found on the bottom of the leaves when young. The food it has eaten is visible through its translucent body.
Very prolific, hard to control. It caused me to give up on Hibiscus after 15 years.
The Larva of the nasty Sawfly.
What they do to the leaves.
Hibiscus Sawfly-Atomacera decepta larvae
Larvae on Hibiscus just about full size
Hibiscus sawfly larvae and ruler size
Hibiscus Sawfly, Arkansas River Valley, Sebastian County, AR. early Sept.