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?


  1. 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.

  2. Thanks Anne! You're one smart cookie!

  3. ...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.

  4. 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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