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apple and thorn skeletonizer
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azalea bark scale
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bark lice
Barypeithes root weevil updated
Beneficial nematodes
biocontrol of root weevils
birch aphid updated
black bean aphid new
black cherry aphids new
black stem borer
bluegum psyllid
branch and twig borer
brown marmorated stink bug

bronze birch borer
boxwood leafminer
boxwood psyllid updated
bulb flies
cabbage whitefly new
carnation tortrix new
carpet beetle (images)
Calligraph californica

Ceanothus stem gall moth
cereal leaf beetle
cherry ermine moth
chilli thrips
cinnabar moth
clay colored weevil
cottony camellia scale
cypress tip moth
dogwood sawfly
Douglas fir sawfly
Douglas fir twig weevil
dustywings new
elm leafminer
European pine shoot moth
European wool carder bee
emerald ash borer
Fall webworm
flatheaded cedar borer
ground beetle gallery new
hollyhock weevil
honeylocust plant bug
honeylocust pod gall midge
Heliothis phloxiphaga
holly bud moth
huckleberry root aphids
ground mealybug
Japanese beetle new
lacewings new
lady beetle gallery updated
leaf weevil
light brown apple moth
maple aphids updated
maple tip moth
maple midge
March flies updated
mountain ash sawfly
Narcissus bulb fly updated
Natural enemies gallery new
spruce twig aphid
oak ambrosia beetle
oak slug
oak twig gall wasp new
obscure root weevil
Pacific flatheaded borer
peach tree borer
peach twig borer
pear blight beetle updated
pear psylla
pear leaf-curling midge
pear sawfly
pine needle scale
pine and cone spittlebug new
poplar and willow borer
Psyllopsis fraxinicola updated
rose curculio weevil
rose midge
rove beetle gallery new
sequoia pitch moth
soldier beetle galleryn new
snakefly gallery new
speckled green fruitworm
meadow spittlebug updated
tent caterpillars
viburnum leaf beetle
violet gall midge
western poplar clearwing
western spotted cucumber beetle
white pine weevil updated
woolly ash aphid
woolly beech aphid updated

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Oak Slugs
The larvae of sawfly species, oak slugs, get their name from their resemblance to the legless molluscs, slugs, but are actually in the insect family Tenthredinidae in the order Hymenoptera which includes bees and wasps. Like similar species of sawflies on rose or pears, the larvae can be found skeletonizing leaf surfaces, usually feeding on the underside of leaves. Although the species in this image is yet to be confirmed, it is thought to be either Caliroa distincta or Caliroa labata, two species confirmed in Washington state.

Feeding damage from the larvae has been spotted in early July in the North Willamette Valley. Look on lower leaves for first damage as these sawflies probably overwinter in the soil below the trees.


Web resources:
USDA-Forest Service, Northeastern Region. Scarlet Slug Oak Sawfly

University of Illinois Extension. Oak Sawfly

Original version: <3 August 2011)

Last update <20 February 2017>

Author: R.L. Rosetta, Extension Nursery Integrated Pest Management, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University/NWREC.

Oak slug damage on seedling oak
oak slug damage
Oak slug damage on upper leaf surface
oak slug damage on leaf surface

Oak slugs and damage on leaf underside
oak slugs and feeding damage on leaf underside
Two oak slugs feeding on leaf underside
two oak slugs feeding on leaf underside

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