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07-16-2002, 07:15 PM
i have a ton of these insects flying around on my lawn. I dont know what they are but they are bigger then a jap. beetel but look very similar. They dont seem to be on any of the plants lieka beetle but are just swarming on teh lawn. Is there anybody that knows what they are and what to do or does anybody know of a place to look for info( ie website). Thanks for the help.!

Bob Minney
07-16-2002, 07:33 PM
Try this


07-16-2002, 11:06 PM
If the body looks like a beetle it may be a masked chafer. What type of turf?

07-17-2002, 12:09 AM
not a masked chafer! it looks alomst identical but it has agreen back on it. it basically looks like a big jap. beetle. It is about 1 inch long by .5 inches wide.

07-18-2002, 03:15 AM
what you are seeing are junebugs..

07-18-2002, 09:03 AM
junebugs in july lol

07-18-2002, 10:32 AM
I agree! They are June Bugs. They are harmeless to your plants but they will be laying eggs later. Grubs are the product of that.

07-18-2002, 11:35 AM
so let me get this straight what i have now are june bugs(harmless) they lay egss that become grubs. They tur into jap, beetles. Are june bugs just big jap beetles? or am i reall confused(its been known to happen!)

07-18-2002, 12:59 PM
NO, NO, NO!! LOL....

The Grubs will be new June Bugs next year! June Bug Grubs.

07-12-2003, 11:12 AM
:( I've got the same probem...June Bugs.
How do we eliminate them for next year?

07-13-2003, 10:45 AM
"How do we eliminate them for next year?"

Merit, use next year, it in the spring time for grub control. Follow the label for length of residual.

Good Luck

07-14-2003, 12:27 AM
Merit will take care of the grubs but Junebugs only feed on rotten or decayed fruits usually. We have to spray Malathon(sp?) on our peach orchard to try to control junebugs and jap beetles from destroying the crop.

07-15-2003, 12:03 PM
There are several beetles that fit your general description including asiatic garden beetles, European chafers, maybe northern chafers (but they're a little small), May/June beetles, and Oriental beetles. Some of them cause damage as adults, some of them don't. But they all cause damage to turf as grubs. Best control can be obtained by identifying exactly which beetle you are seeing, then checking the life cycle. Control them when the grubs are small. In most cases this will be several weeks after you see the adults (beetles) flying around.

07-16-2003, 07:51 AM
Scrubs will take care of your June bug grubs. Tongue twister, sortof.