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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Critters In The Garden (Name That Larvae?)

While digging up the front garden, I noticed quite a few of these little translucent larvae.  They're pretty good size in my opinion. When they curl up, they're somewhere between the size of a nickel or a dime.



Anybody know what these are?

7 comments:

Anne said...

White grubs.. probably this..
http://ag.arizona.edu/maricopa/garden/html/t-tips/bugs/maskedchaferbeetle.htm

Anne said...

When you take pictures of grubs.. also aim for a good shot of the fuzzy butts. Maybe hum a few bars of bow-chika-wow to help settle them down..

Oh... may want to look at Asian Assassin bugs.. they look similar to boxelders.

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Thanks Anne! You're one smart cookie!

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

@Anne You made me ROFL!

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

...and I checked out the Assassin Bugs. Thanks for the heads up. My little guys aren't the Assassins though, according to google images. Mine have the red outlined backsides.

LyndaKay said...

Japanese beetles?

Anne said...

I foyu are looking to get rid of them, you may want to hunt down some milky spore (Bacillus popillae-Dutky). It is a bacteria and it will not harm you, the kids, pets, or many other bugs.

@ LyndaKay.. many beetle grubs look very similar. Size and posterior whisker formation is usually how they try to narrow down which one it is.

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