Insect or pest؟

Insect or pest؟
Mojtaba, Oct 19, 2019
    • ClissAT
      Both! Its the laval stage of one of several types of annual beetle referred to in many countries as a Christmas beetle because thats when they hatch. Some beetles take several years to complete their life cycle. Other types hatch a few each year but every several years they have an explosion of numbers.
      Cicadas are similar both in life cycle and laval types and also because sometimes they only hatch after many years.
      In Australia one type of cicada only hatches every 17years.

      Your photo shows the lava of a medium sized beetle or scarab that will be reverred because it's hatching will coincide with rain.
      However during its laval stages it eats roots and other compost and plant material underground, thereby doing considerable damage to plants.

      Or if you don't have access to google maybe you can see this next series of diagrams and photos

      Yours could be a scarab beetle or one of many other beetle types that hatch around midyear in northern hemisphere summer or December in southern hemisphere summer.

      The lava of the huge rhinoceros beetle is itself huge. In Australia our aboriginal tribes ate it for meat. When curled up one lava is the size of a small hen egg. They called them witchety grubs. Our rhinoceros beetle is about 8-9cm long and standing about 6-7cm high.
      Photos of Australian native Christmas beetles.

      FYI Mojtaba if you can, start a thread with the photo so the information becomes searchable within this forum so others in future can find it.
      Also I can just add photos rather than web links.
      I'm not sure how much internet access you have in Iran, eg google for seeing photos and information.
    • ClissAT
    • Mojtaba
      @ClissAT Thanks I have not problem with internet filtering I can pass it
      i can access
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    • Bea
      Interesting posts. Here in the southern Andes we have huge grubs that people find in the gardens and feed to chickens. These guys are up to 2 or more inches when curled up. My dog LOVES them. Unfortunately, that means that she roots around all over the yard looking for these 'delicasies' LOL
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