Subject: What is this??
Geographic location of the bug: Southern california
Time: 09:01 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I keep finding these in my soil when I am planting. They are usually a couple inches under the soil. Lived here 23 yrs and never saw them. This spring I’ve already found about 40. Should I be worried??
How you want your letter signed: Worried gardener
Dear Worried gardener,
Though we cannot provide you with a definitive species, this is definitely the grub of a Scarab Beetle. Many species of June Beetles have grubs that feed on the roots of grasses.