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Grub Pics, Figeater Beetle
January 13, 2010
Thought I would pass on these pics of my grubs. Pulled up a piece of carpet that had grass growing thru it and there they were. They were twice as large as the pic but I’ve had in jar for a week already. I’m gonna let them go now that I know what they are…. and I thiought you might like the additional pics since your post mentioned not many pics found.
New to your site but liking it alot
Bakersfield California

May Beetle Grubs

May Beetle Grubs

Dear New,
Welcome to What’s That Bug? and we hope you have many hours of reading pleasure.  Though your grubs are related to Crawlybacks, the larvae of Fig Eaters, you have dug up the grubs of May Beetles or June Bugs which are called White Grubs.  The Brown adults are often attracted to porch lights in the spring, hence the name May Beetle.  Your photo nicely illustrates the typical C-shape and bluish abdomen that is characteristic of these White Grubs that feed on subterranean roots and decaying vegetation in the soil.  The typical White Grub is from 1 to 1 and 1/2 inches in length.

White Grub

White Grub

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3 Responses to May Beetle Grubs

  1. Linda Demonbreun says:

    Our dogs have been digging up grubs that look a lot like these, except our grubs look brown. We do not have any compost or a lawn. Our yard basically consists of ornamental rock. We do have a Texas Ebony, a few Salvias around the yard, a couple of yuccas and an Octopus Agave. We live in Tucson, AZ and have lived in our house for 10 years and never encountered any grubs before. One of our neighbors has a fig tree and we have seen fig beetles flying around. What do you think we have?

  2. Raquel says:

    I found the grubs on my patio there are no fig trees around and I keep finding them dead all over my patio.. they look just like the one in the pictures

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