larvae of Japanese beetle, European chafer and June beetleAsiatic garden beetle larvae


Grubs are white and c-shaped. They have brown heads and you can often see their dark body contents through their transluscent skin. Grubs can range in size from 1-2 inches in length.


Grubs can be found in the top 4 inches of soil, entangled in the roots of grasses and conifers.


Grubs are often considered pests because they chew on the roots of seedlings and plants. Lots of effort is put into eliminating them from yards and agricultural fields.

Fun Fact: 

Grubs are actually the larvae of beetles! The local grubs will mature into two species of beetles: the European chafer (Rhizotrogus majalis) and the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica).


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