Pear & Cherry Slug Control in Your Garden
Hymenoptera : Tenthredinidae : Caliroa cerasi
Pear and Cherry Slug (Caliroa cerasi) is a worldwide pest that originated in Europe. Pear and Cherry Slugs aren’t Slugs − they are the larvae of a type of sawfly in the family Tenthredinidae. The larvae are leaf-chewing pests that when in large numbers, may defoliate their host plants.
Pear and Cherry Slugs are pests of several fruit trees including Cherry, Pear and Plum, as well as several ornamental plants including Cotoneaster and Hawthorn. The pest is widespread across southern Australia including New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and south-west Western Australia.