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IPM1020, New June 2003

Turfgrass and Insects

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Crane fly

The larvae (or leather jackets) of the large mosquito-like flies can cause bare areas and sparse growth in turf. Adults emerge in late August through September and lay eggs. Larvae overwinter, and feeding damage is most evident in spring.
 

IPM1020, new June 2003

Wild thing
 

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