Other common names:
Armyworm, sod webworm and cutworm.
The 3 common "lawn grubs" found in Australia include Armyworm, sod webworm and cutworms. These "lawn grubs" are the caterpillar or larvae stage of an adult moth which attack the turf canopy (leaves). The commonly appear in spring through to late summer. The moths lay their eggs in flight (sod webworm) or within the turf canopy or structures such as eves (armyworm) being covered in scales, which appear to be light gresish in colour.
Too many times people think the early symptoms of a lawn grub problem are a dry patch or even a disease outbreak. After identification and initial control, it is necessary to show caution about ongoing attacks. Lawn grubs prefer healthy, lush turfgrass, so be vigil during their active seasons.
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