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Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by paul beard, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. paul beard

    paul beard Guest

    I found a bug in my back garden and having never seen one before (in over 25
    years), I was wondeering what it is?
    I've tried a google search for info, but it returned a huge number of
    possible sites. I tried 20 or so of these sites before giving up.
    The bug in question was about 4 cm long all white (execpt and the head(?)
    end it was brown) maggoty looking and it had 3 pairs of reddish brown legs
    with one joint in each leg. Its similar looking to a meal worm execpt
    they're dark coloured. If anybody got any ideas that would be helpful then
    thanks. I was looking for a picture so I'm sure I've got the right one.

    cheers dude/ette!

    Paul
     
    paul beard, Jul 24, 2004
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  2. paul beard wrote:
    > I found a bug in my back garden and having never seen one before (in over 25
    > years), I was wondeering what it is?
    > I've tried a google search for info, but it returned a huge number of
    > possible sites. I tried 20 or so of these sites before giving up.
    > The bug in question was about 4 cm long all white (execpt and the head(?)
    > end it was brown) maggoty looking and it had 3 pairs of reddish brown legs
    > with one joint in each leg. Its similar looking to a meal worm execpt
    > they're dark coloured. If anybody got any ideas that would be helpful then
    > thanks. I was looking for a picture so I'm sure I've got the right one.
    >
    > cheers dude/ette!
    >
    > Paul
    >
    >


    Anything like this?
    http://www.bugsurvey.nsw.gov.au/html/popups/bpedia_08_tol_dr-ny-a.html
     
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Brian_H=B9=A9?=, Jul 24, 2004
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  3. paul beard

    Steve Guest

    "paul beard" <> wrote in message
    news:uSyMc.108068$...
    >
    > I found a bug in my back garden and having never seen one before (in

    over 25
    > years), I was wondeering what it is?
    > I've tried a google search for info, but it returned a huge number of
    > possible sites. I tried 20 or so of these sites before giving up.
    > The bug in question was about 4 cm long all white (execpt and the

    head(?)
    > end it was brown) maggoty looking and it had 3 pairs of reddish brown

    legs
    > with one joint in each leg. Its similar looking to a meal worm execpt
    > they're dark coloured. If anybody got any ideas that would be helpful

    then
    > thanks. I was looking for a picture so I'm sure I've got the right

    one.
    >
    > cheers dude/ette!
    >
    > Paul
    >
    >

    Try asking in uk.rec.gardening
     
    Steve, Jul 24, 2004
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  4. paul beard

    pcbutts1 Guest

    Take it to your local Garden Nursery.

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    "paul beard" <> wrote in message
    news:uSyMc.108068$...
    >
    > I found a bug in my back garden and having never seen one before (in over

    25
    > years), I was wondeering what it is?
    > I've tried a google search for info, but it returned a huge number of
    > possible sites. I tried 20 or so of these sites before giving up.
    > The bug in question was about 4 cm long all white (execpt and the head(?)
    > end it was brown) maggoty looking and it had 3 pairs of reddish brown legs
    > with one joint in each leg. Its similar looking to a meal worm execpt
    > they're dark coloured. If anybody got any ideas that would be helpful then
    > thanks. I was looking for a picture so I'm sure I've got the right one.
    >
    > cheers dude/ette!
    >
    > Paul
    >
    >
     
    pcbutts1, Jul 24, 2004
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  5. paul beard

    °Mike° Guest

    At this time of year, you can bet on it being
    a cockchafer beetle grub.

    http://www.highwaygold.net/hqimages/photos/19041999/card1/pic00006.jpg
    http://www.kendall-bioresearch.co.uk/chafer.htm

    Also known as white grubs in the US.
    http://www.heftyseed.com/white-whitegrubs.html


    On Sat, 24 Jul 2004 19:35:54 GMT, in
    <uSyMc.108068$>
    paul beard scrawled:

    >
    >I found a bug in my back garden and having never seen one before (in over 25
    >years), I was wondeering what it is?
    >I've tried a google search for info, but it returned a huge number of
    >possible sites. I tried 20 or so of these sites before giving up.
    >The bug in question was about 4 cm long all white (execpt and the head(?)
    >end it was brown) maggoty looking and it had 3 pairs of reddish brown legs
    >with one joint in each leg. Its similar looking to a meal worm execpt
    >they're dark coloured. If anybody got any ideas that would be helpful then
    >thanks. I was looking for a picture so I'm sure I've got the right one.
    >
    >cheers dude/ette!
    >
    >Paul
    >


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    °Mike°, Jul 25, 2004
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  6. paul beard, after spending 3 minutes figuring out which end of the pen to use,
    wrote:

    >
    > I found a bug in my back garden and having never seen one before (in over 25
    > years), I was wondeering what it is?
    > I've tried a google search for info, but it returned a huge number of
    > possible sites. I tried 20 or so of these sites before giving up.
    > The bug in question was about 4 cm long all white (execpt and the head(?)
    > end it was brown) maggoty looking and it had 3 pairs of reddish brown legs
    > with one joint in each leg. Its similar looking to a meal worm execpt
    > they're dark coloured. If anybody got any ideas that would be helpful then
    > thanks. I was looking for a picture so I'm sure I've got the right one.
    >
    > cheers dude/ette!
    >
    > Paul


    It's a beetle grub. Damn fine fish bait too.
     
    Himalayan sushie, Jul 25, 2004
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  7. "°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > At this time of year, you can bet on it being
    > a cockchafer beetle grub.
    >
    > http://www.highwaygold.net/hqimages/photos/19041999/card1/pic00006.jpg
    > http://www.kendall-bioresearch.co.uk/chafer.htm
    >
    > Also known as white grubs in the US.
    > http://www.heftyseed.com/white-whitegrubs.html
    >
    >
    > On Sat, 24 Jul 2004 19:35:54 GMT, in
    > <uSyMc.108068$>
    > paul beard scrawled:
    >
    > >
    > >I found a bug in my back garden and having never seen one before (in over

    25
    > >years), I was wondeering what it is?
    > >I've tried a google search for info, but it returned a huge number of
    > >possible sites. I tried 20 or so of these sites before giving up.
    > >The bug in question was about 4 cm long all white (execpt and the head(?)
    > >end it was brown) maggoty looking and it had 3 pairs of reddish brown

    legs
    > >with one joint in each leg. Its similar looking to a meal worm execpt
    > >they're dark coloured. If anybody got any ideas that would be helpful

    then
    > >thanks. I was looking for a picture so I'm sure I've got the right one.
    > >
    > >cheers dude/ette!
    > >
    > >Paul
    > >

    >
    > --
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    He may indeed have some type of grub. But I've never seen one of these
    beetle larvae as long as the ones he is seeing (4cm). The grubs are usually
    larvae of some type of "june beetle".

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    NoMoreMrNiceGuy, Jul 25, 2004
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  8. paul beard

    °Mike° Guest

    On Sun, 25 Jul 2004 12:19:35 -0500, in
    <>
    NoMoreMrNiceGuy scrawled:

    >
    >"°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> At this time of year, you can bet on it being
    >> a cockchafer beetle grub.
    >>
    >> http://www.highwaygold.net/hqimages/photos/19041999/card1/pic00006.jpg
    >> http://www.kendall-bioresearch.co.uk/chafer.htm
    >>
    >> Also known as white grubs in the US.
    >> http://www.heftyseed.com/white-whitegrubs.html
    >>


    <snip>

    >He may indeed have some type of grub. But I've never seen one of these
    >beetle larvae as long as the ones he is seeing (4cm).


    Well, considering that the OP resides in the UK, and you
    appear to reside in the US, don't you think that may have
    some bearing on the matter?

    BTW, I have seen them that large, and if you bothered to
    check the scale photo, you will see that they are, indeed,
    around 4cm long.

    >The grubs are usually larvae of some type of "june beetle".


    At the end of July? Not so, it is almost certainly, going
    by the OP's description, a cockchafer grub.

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    °Mike°, Jul 25, 2004
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  9. paul beard

    JamesBenson Guest

    As far as I could see, mike's mum is his dad and vica versa, well I was
    stood next to them


    "°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Sun, 25 Jul 2004 12:19:35 -0500, in
    > <>
    > NoMoreMrNiceGuy scrawled:
    >
    > >
    > >"°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    > >news:...
    > >> At this time of year, you can bet on it being
    > >> a cockchafer beetle grub.
    > >>
    > >> http://www.highwaygold.net/hqimages/photos/19041999/card1/pic00006.jpg
    > >> http://www.kendall-bioresearch.co.uk/chafer.htm
    > >>
    > >> Also known as white grubs in the US.
    > >> http://www.heftyseed.com/white-whitegrubs.html
    > >>

    >
    > <snip>
    >
    > >He may indeed have some type of grub. But I've never seen one of these
    > >beetle larvae as long as the ones he is seeing (4cm).

    >
    > Well, considering that the OP resides in the UK, and you
    > appear to reside in the US, don't you think that may have
    > some bearing on the matter?
    >
    > BTW, I have seen them that large, and if you bothered to
    > check the scale photo, you will see that they are, indeed,
    > around 4cm long.
    >
    > >The grubs are usually larvae of some type of "june beetle".

    >
    > At the end of July? Not so, it is almost certainly, going
    > by the OP's description, a cockchafer grub.
    >
    > --
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    > http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/maintenance.html
     
    JamesBenson, Jul 29, 2004
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