Huge white grub - Knowledgebase Question

Kennesaw, GA (Zone 7B)
Question by mcabri
March 20, 2006
I dug up a white grub as big as my thumb...like they eat on


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Answer from NGA
March 20, 2006

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Bridget,

Those extra large grubs are the larvae of the ox or Elephant beetle (Strategus aloeus). The adults are large beetles and the males have 3 large horns on the hood-like body segment (known as the pronotum) behind their head. The following website shows photos of the male and female adults as well as the larvae and pupae.

http://www.beetle-experience.c...

The normal sized grubs we find in turf and gardens are larvae of June Bugs.

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