Insects & Pests

Sodwebworm033

Sod Webworm (Herpetogramma licarsisalis)

Situation:

All turf grass species, sports fields, parks and golf courses.

Occurrence:

Tends to appear after turf grass renovation in summer. Obvious damage around core holes.

army-worm

Armyworm (Spodoptera spp.)

Situation:

All turf grass species, sports fields, parks and golf courses.

Occurrence:

Occurs in late summer, feeding at night, eating the leaf down to the crown of the plant. Very damaging when in large numbers.

african_beetle

African Black Beetle (Heteronychus arator)

Situation:

All turf grass: turf farms, sports fields, golf courses, bowling greens, and recreational parks.

Occurrence:

Larvae occur from early spring to mid summer and cause damage to turf roots. Adult mounds greatly disrupt playing surfaces due to tunnelling.

billbug

Billbug (Sphenophorus brunnipennis)

Situation:

Sports fields, turf farms, golf fairways and tees, and parks.

Occurrence:

Early summer to late spring, larvae tunnel into stems and feed on turf grass causing major damage.