Caliroa annulipes (Klug, 1816)
oak slug sawfly
on woody plants
Tilia platyphyllos, Belgium, prov. Limbourg, Bree, de Luysen, Mariahof, 13.ix.2016 © Carina Van Steenwinkel
larva; it is just visible how the anterior pair of legs is pale, while to second and third pairs are dark.
Typical slug sawfly larvae at the undersides of the leaves, causing conspicuous window feeding. On oak, poplar, and Rosaceae also other Caliroa species may occur, but in other cases this polyphagous species is unmistakable.
Sometimes in masses on street limes.
distribution within Europe
The Ecology of Commanster (2019), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a).