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IPM1020, New June 2003

Turfgrass and Insects

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Green June beetles

The feeding activity of these grubs rarely causes severe turf damage. Rather, the damage to a lawn generally is mechanical in nature. The grubs burrow in and out of the turf, which produces mounds. These beetles are attracted to soils with high organic materials. The decaying organic matter in the soil is the primary food for the grubs.
 

IPM1020, new June 2003

Wild thing
 

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