Bullet Turfgrass Insects

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White Grubs

Since grubs feed on the roots of lawn grasses, damage will appear as browning of the lawn. This also could be due to problems such as drought, poor soil, and diseases.

Skunks and raccoons may tear up lawns in search of grubs, even when grub numbers are relatively low.

 

Adult beetles, commonly referred to as May beetles or June bugs are approximately a ½  inch long and reddish brown. White grubs are "C"-shaped larvae, up to 1 inch long, with cream-colored bodies and brown head capsules. They have three pairs of legs, one on each of the first three segments behind the head.

 

 

Billbugs are a type of weevil or "snout  beetle”. Billbug injury is most common on new lawns, particularly those established with sod. Within lawns, most damage occurs near evergreen shrubbery or other protective sites. Billbug injury appears as wilting and occasional death of grass, often in small scattered patches.