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Title:Tasmanian "grass grub" or "web-worm"
Source:Bulletin [Queensland Board of Greenkeeping Research]. Vol. 1, June 1935, p. 6-7.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: Queensland Board of Greenkeeping Research
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Caterpillars; Copper acetoarsenite; Costelytra zealandica; Insect control
Abstract/Contents:Suggests that Tasmanian grass grubs are similar to the Subterranean grass caterpillar, and should not be confused with the white grass-root eating grub, as "the latter feeds entirely upon the roots - the former confines its depredations to the foliage only." Describes the caterpillar as a dark green color with a small brown head "equipped with scissor-like feeders," which grows to about 1.75 inches and is the thickness of a wooden match. Notes that the caterpillar is active at night, coming to the surface to feed and closing the burrow when not feeding. Recommends mixing 1 pound of Paris green with 7 pounds of bran, damping the mixture and spreading it lightly over the green during late evening in order to control the insect.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Anonymous. 1935. Tasmanian "grass grub" or "web-worm". Bulletin [Queensland Board of Greenkeeping Research]. 1:p. 6-7.
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