Insect indentification?

Trish Foye asked 12 years ago
Can you please identify this insect. I live in Lanzarote, soil is very hard, virtually no water retention. This insect does not appear above surface, what solution is required. Eats root veg?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
These are the larvae of cock chafer beetle, also called May bugs. It is a big beetle that flies about at dusk. It eats roots of grass mostly and trees and shrubs.

It is generally not a big problem, but there is an eelworm-based natural control, produced by Nemasys.