Spot damage from chafer grubs

21st February 2021

Spot damage from chafer grubs

Chafer grubs (and the birds that follow them) can do considerable damage to lawns; some areas of grass at the Ryton site, in the accessible garden and in the herb garden, are devastated by these pests. Leatherjackets (larvae of craneflies) do similar damage to the turf roots, but birds don't pull up the turf as much to look for those pests. The chafer beetle grubs look like a larger version of vine weevil larvae , but have three distinct sets of legs.

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