Turfgrass Pests

Insects

White Grubs

White Grubs

White Grubs Order: ColeopteraFamily: Scarabidae Description White grubs are the larval stage of scarab beetles and chafers. They feed on the roots of grasses and can be found in the top couple ...
Weevil Larvae

Weevil Larvae

Weevil Larvae Weevil larvae or billbugs develop below ground in turfgrass and injure plants by feeding on their roots. Adults are beetles with a characteristic snout.   Order: ...
Sod Webworms

Sod Webworms

Sod Webworms Order: Lepidoptera Family: Cerambidae Description The small moths are white and tan and their wings tend to curl downward. They can be observed flying around lawns during ...
Hairy Chinch Bug

Hairy Chinch Bug

Hairy Chinch Bug, Blissus leucopterus hirtus Order: HemipteraFamily: Blissidae Description Adults of hairy chinch bug are about 3.5 mm (0.1 inches) long and 0.75 mm wide, and males are usually ...
Crane Flies

Crane Flies

Crane Flies Order: DipteraFamily: Tipulidae Description Crane flies are often mistaken for mosquitoes owing to their long legs and elongated, slim bodies. Adults are roughly 13 mm (0.5 inches) ...
Black Grass Bugs in Turfgrass

Black Grass Bugs in Turfgrass

Black Grass Bugs Order: HemipteraFamily: Miridae Description Black grass bugs belong to the order Hemiptera and have piercing-sucking mouthparts.  Mature black grass bugs are about 6.5 mm (¼ ...
Banks Grass Mite

Banks Grass Mite

Banks Grass Mite, Oligonychus pratensis Order: Acari Family: Tetranychidae Description Banks grass mites are common in Colorado and can be destructive pests of turfgrass. These mites are very ...
Armyworm and Cutworms

Armyworm and Cutworms

Armyworm & Cutworms Order: LepidopteraFamily: Noctuidae Description Armyworm Mature armyworms are approximately 3.5-5 cm (1.5-2 inches) long and gray or yellow and green with a tinge of ...

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