What is this bug in my lawn . . . ?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Exact Rototilling, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have seen these hunt night-crawlers on a few occasion and eat them alive.

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  2. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Looks like a cinch bug. Treat your lawn before any damage is done. Your in Idaho so not sure but there most common in the south and love St. Augustine, Zoysia type lawns.
     
  3. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
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    That's not a chinch bug. I 'm pretty sure it's a European Ground Beetle. It is a beneficial insect.
     
  4. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    Chinch bug, are you serious? Perhaps self proclaimed lawn pro would be more accurate!
     
  5. CuttingEdge Landscaping

    CuttingEdge Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    PSUturf is correct. European groud beetle.....Google it!
     
  6. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yup that's what it is . . . European ground beetle http://gardening.wsu.edu/library/inse002/inse002.htm see Fig 2.

    I have never used chems on my lawn since I've been here 2.5 years. I have a few dandelion and some clover and the ground moves at night with night-crawlers galore.

    We also have seasonal frogs and I spotted a salamander in the grass last night. I have picture of that if anybody wants to see it. :)
     
  7. jiggz

    jiggz LawnSite Senior Member
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    that first picture is AMAZING..lol great quality

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  8. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    Found a friend :laugh: Took that one last night.

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  9. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    other critters in the grass

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  10. kacj777

    kacj777 LawnSite Member
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    agree not a chinch bug. But my yard had them (chinch bug) last yr. Or at least thats what Clemson U. said.
     

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