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Mountain ash sawfly
- Feed in groups, consuming all of leaf except the mid-vein
- Larvae defoliate one branch at a time
- Larvae are ½- ¾ inch long, light greenish yellow with black spots
- Active from mid-June to early August and again from late August to September
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- Skeletonizes leaves, i.e. chews leaf tissue between the veins creating a lacelike appearance
- Attacks are common in sunny locations starting at the top of the plant and working down as they feed
- Adults are metallic green; bronze wings; white tufts of "hair" along their sides
- Beetles present as early as late June and are active through September
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