Monday, 8 June 2009

Cat i d ?

Ros and me found this larva yesterday ,08 06 09,on the underside of turkey oak we think,it was about 13 mm long,at first sight thought sawfly,but it didnt react like all the usual sawfly species,i e curling its body outwards ! any info would be appreciated,all the best bri.


Paul Talbot..aka Moffman said...

Hi Brian
Its a sawfly larva and I think its
Periclista lineolata.

In most cases sawfly larvae have 6 or more pairs of abdominal prolegs so if the total number of pairs of true legs and prolegs is 9 or more then they are sawfly larvae

Paul Talbot..aka Moffman said...

Keep em coming guys :-0

brian leecy said...

cheers for that Paul,hope you are soon on the mend,all the best bri.