Neurotoma saltuum. White Pine Sawfly… Bottom left: Willow leaf mining sawfly… Although damage from the insect can be severe, especially on pear … Violet Sawfly. Many thanks to John van Roosmalen, Validator Moths on observation.org, The Netherlands for the ID. Pear sawfly originated in Europe and has probably been in the United States since colonial times. Social Pear Sawfly. At first glance, you might think you've got a caterpillar problem, but sawflies … Ametastegia pallipes. Sawfly Larvae Look Like Caterpillars . Gardeners most often encounter sawflies when the larvae feed on their plants. Top right: Social pear sawfly Neurotoma saltuum larvae in their communal web on flowering cherry . Black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) chicks show a strong preference for sawfly larvae. Athalia rosae. Pear sawfly larvae (Jerry A. Payne, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org) Pear sawfly damage (Lesley Ingram , Bugwood.org ) Pest Description Thank … Sawfly … Pear and cherry sawfly larvae skeletonize the leaves of their chosen species. Top left: Pear slugworm sawfly larva Caliroa cerasi covered in predator-repelling green slime. Willow leaf sawfly damage is easily … Pecan sawflies leave holes of different sizes in pecan tree leaves. It is now widely distributed in the United States wherever susceptible crops are grown. Tenthredinidae (Selandriinae) Aneugmenus padi. Cephalcia lariciphila. Social Pear Sawfly Social Pear Sawfly - Neurotoma saltuum. Wheat-stem Borer. Pamphilius varius. Four females of the social pear sawfly reared from field-collected larvae and kept at 24°C laid one to three batches of 29 eggs on average. It is known as pear slug because of the larva’s slimy, slug-shaped body. Species; Additional images; Click here to support NatureSpot by making a donation - small or large - your gift is very much appreciated. Turnip Sawfly. Strongylogaster … Four females of the social pear sawfly reared from field-collected larvae and kept at 24°C laid one to three batches of 29 eggs on average. Phymatocera aterrima. Solomon’s Seal Sawfly. Cephus pygmeus. Web-spinning Larch Sawfly. Selandria serva. Usually found on pear … Social Pear Sawfly Social pear sawfly larvae, Sutton Cheney, 12/7/20. specimen examined. Social Pear Sawfly Neurotoma saltuum Shown is the larvae of Neurotoma saltuum, also called the Social Pear Sawfly. Sawfly and moth larvae form one third of the diet of nestling corn buntings (Emberiza calandra), with sawfly larvae being eaten more frequently on cool days.