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Flora&Fauna Garden

Arge Ochropus

I was having a wander round the garden, I noticed the tallest branch of a climbing rose, had been defoliated. At 2.5 metres above the ground I peered on tiptoes at what hungry critter was causing the damage to the leaves. I could see caterpillars, but needed a telephoto lens to have any chance of identifying the larvae. The Arge ochropus or rose sawfly had been flying round the garden in the summer months.