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grub

(grŭb),
Wormlike larva or maggot of certain insects, particularly in the orders Coleoptera, Diptera, and Hymenoptera, and the genus Hypoderma.
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grub

(grŭb)
n.
The thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects.

grub′ber n.
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grub

an insect larva lacking legs; a maggot.
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dorsata is well established in these areas of Florida, and might still be an important biological control agent of white grubs in sugar cane as well as turf production and maintenance.
As there is no record of infection induced by entomopathogenic fungi in white grubs (Melolonthidae) in Brazil, the objective of this study is to evaluate the capacity of O.
Melolonthidae larvae have slightly to strongly curved, C-shaped bodies, distinctive legs, and hardened head capsules, and they are referred to as white grubs. Mexico is a centre of diversity for the Melolonthidae (1), and a large number of species of the genus Phyllophaga have been recorded (386 in Mexico).
As far as interaction between imidacloprid and entomopathogenic nematode is concerned, application on white grubs larvae and the degree of interactions differs for different nematode species has already been successfully proved (Koppenhofer and Kaya, 1998).
The weevils, small white grubs, feast on the roots and at this time of year with high temperatures and regular watering, plants can produce enough new roots to keep leaf and flowers alive and apparently healthy.
The genus Phyllophaga (sensu lato) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae), commonly known as May or June beetles as adults and white grubs in the larval stage, are major pests of many crops.
bassiana 2 x [10.sup.8] and 2 x [10.sup.6] conidial doses recorded 9.72 and 2.77 percent mortality of grubs of white grub at 14 days after treatment during 2011-12 (Table 1).
For soybeans, Poncho/VOTiVO controls insects including early-season aphids, over-wintering bean leaf beetle, seed corn maggot, grape colaspis, white grub and other early-season pests.
Each is a white grub with a dark head that feeds on grass roots at various times during the spring, summer or fall.