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Pest Caterpillars

Observed: 30th June 2011 By: mukkaroo

found these cattepillars in my garden today and want to find out what pest species they are? Any help would be great! Thanks :)

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Not really a pest as the tree will remain unscathed. They have an intriguing defence mechanism and will produce a droplet of red fluid from their mouth parts if disturbed. Sawflies are not the best recorded group - if you look at the NBN Gateway map there are very few records, with none mapped for Devon.

Robert Homan