The Sugar Cane Beetle, also known as
Identifying Sugar Cane Grub -
In its adult form, Sugar Cane Beetle is shiny black in color with several indentations over its body. It also features several claw-like structures covering each of the legs. Some adult specimens have been found with hairs growing on the underside and along the sides.
The Sugar Cane Beetle is very large when compared to the other grub species reaching. They are nearly twice the size of the Green June Beetle grubs.
Both the adults and the grubs will feed on sugarcane but only the grubs will cause damage to turfgrass. This pest can be a problem anywhere that sugarcane is grown and especially along the coastal regions of the United States.
Sugar Cane Grub Control -
For control of the Sugar Cane Beetle larva in your lawn, see White Grub control.
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