Image: Steel-blue Sawfly larvae

Steel-blue Sawfly larvae

Steel-blue Sawfly larvae

Photographer:
Melissa Murray
Rights:
© Melissa Murray
Location:
Mudgee
Date taken:
29 September 2010

Notes

Steel-blue Sawfly larvae are also known as 'spitfires' as they can eject an irritating fluid from their mouth. This defence method ensures predators avoid them, enabling them to reach high numbers.

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