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?


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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