Caliroa cerasi

What are Pear and Cherry Slugs?  

The pear and cherry slug eats the leaves of pears, cherries, apples, plums, quinces and hawthorns. The adult lays its eggs in the leaf, which become slug-like larvae. After feeding on leaves, they drop to the ground and dig into the soil before appearing again as adults and restarting the cycle.

 

Symptoms

Slug like grubs eating holes in leaves, skeletonised leaves. 

 

Plants impacted

  • Pears
  • Cherries
  • Apples
  • Plums
  • Quinces
  • Hawthorns

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