Yuck

hortster(6a, southcentral KS)July 29, 2014

After mowing this morning I sat down in the pleasant shade of a red oak to cool off. On one twig all of the leaves had been skeletonized so I took a closer look and found these aptly named critters - slug sawfly. They skeletonize the leaves from the underside. In the sunlight hey glisten just like a transparent slug. Nasty looking!

This post was edited by hortster on Tue, Jul 29, 14 at 12:39

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hairmetal4ever(Z7 MD)

I've seen those here, too. A few oaks have a brownish cast to their leaves, and upon close inspection, I saw those same bugs.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 2:09PM
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poaky1

I've never seen any worms that small. I have seen them big fat yellowish/green ones before, I think they have yellow on them on their heads.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 8:38PM
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esh_ga

They look like good bird food.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 8:42PM
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