16 thoughts on “Sawfly Pile On

    1. They are munchers who can strip a plant over night. They are specific to different plants such as rose or gooseberry or (John’s) berberis or (in our case) solomon’s seal. They leave the tough veins, all that remains is a skeleton. Sounds like the script for a horror story!

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  1. I managed to remember to check this year so got the buggers before much damage was done. I learned today though that gooseberry sawfly attacks red currants too. That’s not something I needed.


    1. I thought the same, would make a delicious meal for someone. So Christopher (the bosses son) picked them off and gave them to the chickens who turned their beaks up at the very thought! Foiled again 🙂


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