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Hibiscus Sawfly Devastates Plant Foliage

The hibiscus (mallow) sawfly is a devastating pest of hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos) and hollyhock (Alcea rosea). The adult sawflies are small, barely a quarter inch long. They are mostly black, except for a yellowish brown spot on their thorax, and their smoky wings. The pale green larvae mature to 1/2 inch in length. The larvae […]