Rose slug sawfly or slugworm

The grazing activities of the slug-like larvae of the rose slugworm sawfly can cause leaves on roses to turn brown and dry up.

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Rose slug sawfly (Endelomyia aethiops) on rose

Quick facts

Common name Rose slug sawfly or slugworm
Scientific name Endelomyia aethiops
Plants affected Roses
Main symptoms The surface of leaves is grazed away and the grazed areas dry up and turn brown.
Most active June to October

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