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Solomon's Seal Sawfly


By Siris

Solomon's Seal Sawfly (Polygonatum x hybridum (Common Solomon's seal))

Result of caterpillars eating the leaves of Polygonatum x hybridum. I ve probably picked off 50 + caterpillars ranging from tiny black blobs to full size chomping machines in just 2 days.

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They've devastated the leaves. I'm watching out for this now, never seen it before.

5 Jun, 2020


Until the leaves are decimated, you would have to look very closely to see the emerging caterpillars, then 1 day later the blitters are 1" long and the damage is done.
Looking very closely at this pic now, there is a caterpillar on the edge of the 3rd leaf up on the left side. Pale grey job!

5 Jun, 2020


I see him and two leaves up is another.

5 Jun, 2020


Nightmare...I ask myself is it worth growing.?

5 Jun, 2020


Every couple of days for the last week I've picked off caterpillars, dround them and put their bodies on the stepping stones for the birds.

12 Jun, 2020

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