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Grubs

Observed: 6th March 2011 By: anna_w
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Grubs
Description:

Large grub type creatures, varying in size from approximately 1 - 3cm in length, and perhaps three quarters of a cm in width. Small orange legs at the mouth end of the body. Hundreds of them found buried in soil in pots on garden patio. They seem to eat the roots of plants.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    chafer larvae
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
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Species interactions

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Comments

Dioctria's picture

Weevils

Probably Vine Weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus) grubs or something related. Not sure what level an ID should be made at.

David

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Vine Weevils

On reflection I agree these are Vine Weevils that I have had to kill.I was thrown by the no legs statement and checking in our oldish Collins Guide to Pests,Diseases&Disorders of Garden Plants which stated same.

Hazel Trevan