Subject: European Sawfly larvae picture
Location: Summerside, PEI
June 27, 2013 10:11 am
Today we discovered that these little caterpillars decided to make a home in our lovely pine tree out front. A colony of around 100 little fellows has spawned into our tree, and we hope our tree can handle these hungry little critters!
Signature: Maria D
Thank you for submitting your photo of a European Sawfly Larvae, Neodiprion sertifer, infestation. Your photo is much clearer than the only other example in our archives. Readers who want more information on this invasive, exotic species can turn to the Ohio State University Extension or the Penn State Extension websites. According to BugGuide, the European Sawfly was first reported in North America in 1925.