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European Chafer — Rhizotrogus Majalis

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© Copyright 2017

Distant: Turf thins in patches in lawns or golf course roughs. Dead patches may appear if a heavy grub infestation is combined with prolonged dry weather. Dead patches in the fall may become bare soil by April. Skunks and raccoons may turn over heavily infested turf in search of grubs to eat.

Up close: Turf heavily infested with grubs can be easily rolled back when most of the roots have been consumed. In the top 2 inch of soil under infested turf look for C-shaped white grubs ˝ to 1 inch long