Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Retro ID

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.

Diprion pini

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