pear slug

noun

: a sluglike caterpillar that is the larva of a sawfly (Caliroa cerasi), that feeds on the foliage of the pear and cherry trees, and that has a wide distribution in both New and Old Worlds

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“Pear slug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pear%20slug. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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