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Two of a kind - Sawfly larvae
02-APR-2006

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

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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 :)
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