Story: Beetles

Grass killed by grass grubs (2nd of 2)

Grass killed by grass grubs

These patches of dead grass on Māngere Island – one of the Chatham Islands – have been damaged by grass grubs. The C-shaped larvae of grass grub beetles live in the soil and kill grass and other plants by eating their roots.

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Photograph by Don Merton

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John Marris, 'Beetles - Beetles and humans', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2021)

Story by John Marris, published 24 Sep 2007