Saturday, 8 February 2014
This is a sawfly larva that I found the in the pine belt at Wells-next-the-Sea back in August 2012. Thanks to some very helpful people on a Yahoo sawfly forum, it's now identified the pine-feeder Diprion pini. Appears it's in the final larval stage before settling down in leaf-litter for the winter, and pupation at the end of winter. Always nice to put a name to something that's been lingering in the unidentified pile.