Slug eating cherry leaves! What is it?

Asked July 2, 2015, 12:50 PM EDT

There are hundreds of these little guys on the tree. It is only 2 years old and planted in a sunny, sandy site.

Clare County Michigan

3 Responses

Could you please tell us what type of tree this is? That information will help us assign the question to the correct person. Thank you!

I think it is a weeping cherry.

Yes it is a cherry. I can tell by the glands at the base of the leave.
This pest is the pear sawfly, Caliora cerasi, often called pear slug. It is a pest of cherries, plums and pears. It is easy to kill with an insecticide. The leave feeding is the damage it does. There is a second generation later in the year and you may want to treat then.