Know About WhiteGrubs

Whitegrubs are complex set of species belonging to the family scarabaeidae of the insect order coleoptera causing heavy crop damage in many types of cropping systems.

The scarabaeid adults are popularly known as beetles. They emerge out of the soil after the pre-monsoon/monsoon showers in the month of May/June hence also referred as May beetles or June beetles.

The immature stages of scarab beetles are known as grubs. Grubs are subterranean polyphagous and actively feed on living roots of vide variety of cultivated as well as uncultivated plants and also referred as root grubs.

Consequent to feeding, the plants show varying degree of yellowing, some get wilted and ultimately die. Such plants can be easily pulled out.