photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Jasen Anderson | all galleries >> Insects and Grubs > Two of a kind - Sawfly larvae
previous | next
Two of a kind - Sawfly larvae

Two of a kind - Sawfly larvae

Konica-Minolta Maxxum 7 Digital ,Tokina 35-70mm f/2.8 AT-X
1/60s f/16.0 at 70.0mm with extension tube and flash @ iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Narelle Power11-Oct-2006 12:23
Hey Jasen - cool shot. These are spitfires, or the larval stage of sawfly larvae :) They usually stay together with their siblings and can be found in very large groups, for protective and defensive purposes - if they are disturbed, they regurgitate oils from their mouth (ie oils from the leaves they've been eating)putting off predators quite effectively :)
Type your message and click Add Comment
It is best to login or register first but you may post as a guest.
Enter an optional name and contact email address. Name
Name Email
help private comment