flickr-free-ic3d pan white

Alder Sawfly larvae - Eriocampa ovata

The larvae camouflage themselves as bird droppings. The white powdery substance is easily rubbed off and in the final instar the white powder is lost and the larva adopts a pale green appearance.

 

Reached #311 on Explore on Tuesday, September 18, 2012

427 views
4 faves
16 comments
Taken on September 13, 2012