I have green insects that eat the leaves of my gooseberry plants:

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  1. Location: Toronto, Ontario.
  2. The insects seem to only eat the leaves of the plants (not the fruit).
  3. They have been present since mid-May, and I expect that they'll be present until mid-June, based on past experience.
  4. They do not have spots.

What is the name of this insect?


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The species name of this insect is the gooseberry saw fly. There are three related species, I think this is the pale spotted gooseberry sawfly because it has a pale green head. They usually have black dots as well, but this might develop when the larvae grow. At least, this is what I observed once in my garden.


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