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Sericoceros mexicanus is a sawfly that occurs in southern Mexico and Central America (Ciesla 2002, Smith & Janzen 2003). Adults have bright orange-red bodies contrasting with a small, black head and dark patterned hyaline wings. The larvae feed on the foliage of seagrapes and their relatives in the genus Coccoloba. Females lay eggs in circular or slightly oval clusters of up to 70 eggs on the undersides of host leaves. While the eggs mature, turning gradually from red to pink, the female stands guard until the first instar larvae hatch two to three days later (Ciesla 2002, Smith & Janzen 2003).

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