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The chafer grub is the slang term for the cockchafer. These are beetles in the family Scarabaeidae.

Chafer grubs in lawns

Once abundant throughout Europe, the cockchafer was once a major pest to arable crop farmland. It was nearly eradicated in the middle of the 20th century through extensive pesticides use. Since an increase in regulation of pest control, its numbers have started to grow again.

Chafer grubs can be a pest in lawns. In large numbers they can eat their way through the roots of grass and the lawn can be severely damaged. If a badger or fox find these grubs in a lawn, the damage caused can be severe.

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What is a chafer grub?

By | 08/12/2017

A chafer grub is the larval stage of a chafer beetle. They are white C-shaped grubs with a brown head and 3 pairs of legs at the front of their body. Chafer beetles are the common name for one of many species of Scarabaeidae flying beetles in the UK. The adults beetles emerge from their pupa in the ground… Read More »