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Subject: creature 2 in my garden
Location: Hawthorne, CA
January 24, 2013 5:36 pm
Last time I contacted you wonderful folks I sent you pics of what you later identified as a scarab beetle grub, or June bug grub. I have also found another creature, very similar, yet different to that other grub. The ”head” of creature number 2 is a different color and it’s ”arms” seem different. Also, crazy creature number 2 is FAST. I have video of this thing wiggling across the floor on it’s back, legs up in the air! so odd… can you identify what this one is, too? Thanks!!!
Signature: Bef so Def


Hi Bef,
This is also the grub of a Scarab Beetle, but the behavior you describe indicates it is most likely a Crawlyback, the larva of a green scarab known as a FigeaterCrawlybacks are often found in compost piles.


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2 Responses to Crawlyback

  1. mandy says:

    I am in pa and have found several of these grubs in my house. Are the native to pa?

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