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Name: Toni Melvin
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Toni
Apr 13, 2014 3:57 PM CST
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Can anyone identify this bug? It is about an inch and quarter long.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Apr 13, 2014 4:01 PM CST
It looks like a grub worm of some sort. Common in a lot of lawns and beds. Ours here are mostly Japanese Beetle grubs.
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Apr 13, 2014 4:10 PM CST
Larva of some kind of bug; June bug, Japanese beetle, or other type. Take one to your local county extension office if you need an exact identification.

Whenever I find one of these I toss is over the fence into the more wooded area or drop it into the bird bath so the birds can eat it.
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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Apr 13, 2014 4:13 PM CST
Maybe it will grow into something that eats slugs Hurray!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Apr 13, 2014 4:15 PM CST
Nope. You really don't want grubs. When I dig one up, I too put it where the birds can get to it. Birds love them.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Apr 13, 2014 4:16 PM CST
I agree
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Apr 13, 2014 4:28 PM CST
Also, Toni, we have a forum just for asking about pests and diseases. Maybe if you post your photos over there, someone might be able to give you a more specific ID. Worth a try! Smiling
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