Pests and Diseases forum: What's eating my Mock Orange??

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Name: Chris Eller
Rowan County, North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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n2zen0871
May 29, 2015 3:16 PM CST
Help! Nearly all the leaves on my mock orange bush have been consumed by this little bugger! Can you please help identify and recommend an arsenal?

Thanks!
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 30, 2015 4:15 AM CST
Good idea to post here in addition to Ask a Question. These are the links I posted there but as I said on that thread, neither article gives a scientific name and just calls it the mockorange sawfly so I'm not sure what sawfly it is (but it does appear as far as I can tell from your photo to be a sawfly larva and not a caterpillar):

http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/mockorange-saw...

another article, but with no picture, is here:
http://blog.syracuse.com/cny/2010/07/help_for_mock_orange_sa...

Maybe someone in this forum knows what sawfly it is.

Welcome! to ATP by the way.
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