Name this pest

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by shovelracer, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,008

    I found these two guys while digging around a stump I was grinding. Both were alive, and the beetle was a little fiesty. What are they, Ive never seen anything this big around here. Thanks

  2. NCL

    NCL LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 132

    looks like green june beetle and its grub
  3. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,008

    The grub was scary big. Never seen a grub that big. I think it was sizing me up.
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,665

    The beetle resembles the ground beetle picture in my book. Long slender legs, run fast, nocutrnal.

    The grub is so big! Glad you made it back to your truck. It has to be the larvae of a very large moth.

    Cercopia moth with a wingspan of 5 to 6 inches is my guess. But just a guess.
  5. Mscotrid

    Mscotrid LawnSite Bronze Member
    from USA
    Messages: 1,456

    Dip it in BBQ sauce throw it on the barbie it all taste good..
  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    I don't know the answer, and it seems members are guessing too. So I tried to send this pic to a land grant university. Didn't work. Why? (just trying to get an expert answer). I figured this pic of 'a bug' was not a National security issue??? Moderators...can you explain? Just trying to learn, thanks, american.
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943


    Simply right click on the image and click SAVE IMAGE AS..

    Save it somewhere like your desktop so you don't loose it.

    Then open your email program and attach it.
  8. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,008

    I sent it to the local pest specialist at our extension office. Ill let everyone know what he says.
  9. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,029

    it's a us quarter they say at one time it was used as currency
  10. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    bug-guy is right. It's worth about $.24 Canadian right now.
    The other things are chicken feed or part of a Bic Mac meal deal.

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