Question by  elaineragagmailcom (11)

What are bugs that will bore into the ground?

Can you help me determine what types of bugs these are?


Answer by  BlueCollarBri (118)

The Brown Moth will bore into blades of grass and then go directly into the ground to feed. There is a large variety of boring beetles that bore into wood and ground. Some varieties of termites go into the ground and move through the soil looking for dead wood.

Reply by Kerrelyn295 (59):
Grubs! I've had several varieties of grubs that bored into the ground. I've found that if I use a good bug killer twice a year that it gets rid of just about everything but you've got to make sure 3 varieties of grubs is on the list.  add a comment

Answer by  RoyalT (116)

If you have got certain types of garden bugs it would be really helpful to know what they really look like. You could stop at your library and pick up a book on entomology or be more specific and look for a gardeners guide to insects common to your area.


Answer by  Bugturk (97)

Most insects spend at least part of their life in the ground. You may be seeing adult females boring in to lay eggs, for instance. Does the "bug" have hard, shiny wing covers? If so, it's a beetle. Really long back legs? Cricket or grasshopper. Wasps dig in, too.

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