"grub" worms in front lawn #638969 - Ask Extension


"grub" worms in front lawn #638969

Asked May 21, 2020, 2:18 PM EDT

live just east of Elizabet, lots of ponderosa pines in area, lots of "miller" moths this time of year...
have some sort of "grub" worm killing lawn - the birds cannot eat them fast enough to control them -
are about 1 1/2 inches long, are dark, and have 4 dark stripes down their body.... any idea which type of "grub" that they are?  Live just under the thatch in the lawn - not down in the ground

Elbert County Colorado

Expert Response

Hello! Without a photo it's tough to say, but it sounds like you might be dealing with cutworms or army worms. Could you send a photo?
Wishing you well!
Douglas County Master Gardeners dcmg Replied May 26, 2020, 3:01 PM EDT

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