Pear and cherry slug sawfly larvae

Pear and cherry slug sawfly larvae

Observation - Pear and cherry slug sawfly larvae - UK and Ireland. Description: Slimy, gelatinous, slug-like appearance. Closer inspection reveals a distinct head, sets of legs and the more posterior pseudo-legs (similar to caterpillars and other larvae). These specimens were found on the top surface of cherry tree leaves but others

Slimy, gelatinous, slug-like appearance. Closer inspection reveals a distinct head, sets of legs and the more posterior pseudo-legs (similar to caterpillars and other larvae). These specimens were found on the top surface of cherry tree leaves but others have been seen on pear tree leaves.