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insect takeover!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by BLL, Jul 16, 2002.

  1. BLL

    BLL LawnSite Member
    from MD
    Messages: 89

    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.!
  2. ipm

    ipm LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 264

    If the body looks like a beetle it may be a masked chafer. What type of turf?
  3. BLL

    BLL LawnSite Member
    from MD
    Messages: 89

    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.
  4. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    what you are seeing are junebugs..
  5. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    junebugs in july lol
  6. thfireman

    thfireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 541

    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.
  7. BLL

    BLL LawnSite Member
    from MD
    Messages: 89

    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!)
  8. thfireman

    thfireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 541

    NO, NO, NO!! LOL....

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

    Butterfieldtrailsale LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    :( I've got the same probem...June Bugs.
    How do we eliminate them for next year?

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