These are the juvenile stage of the cockchafer beetle. They are about 2cm long with white bodies, light brown heads and three pairs of legs. They often curl into a C-shape when disturbed. These grubs prefer lighter, well-drained soils.
Patches of lawn grass turning yellow and dying. When these areas are inspected the grass is easily removed as these insects feed on the grass roots. Untidy, ragged turf often looks ‘tufted’ where birds such as magpies and starlings have pulled up the dead grass. Badgers and foxes may also damage large areas of turf in searching for the grubs.
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