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March 30, 2009


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Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. bet my chickens would like those!!


Those grubs look so disgusting that I had to figure out what they were! Hehe. So they are the larvaes of the melolontha vulgaris beetle. Let us know if you need anything. I'm sure Paul would love to send over another batch of soups if you guys are nit sick I it yet.


Haha... thanks, grubs, and now on to your death by bird-eating. :-) Not that I object -- gross!


it may be a bit late in the game here, but what you found is, i think, a bunch of cetonia aurata or "rose chafer" it is a very beneficial grub and is not a pest in any sense of the word. i don't think melolontha vulgaris is found in stumps.

Darius Adlam

Not a pretty sight for the nauseous. They do have their uses, of course, as bird food can help in removing the stump. Consider it as Mother Nature's way of helping break down the stump.


My hens absolutely LOVE those things. I was just surfing, trying to get an ID on the grubs, when I found your pictures. I pulled about 30 of them, the sie of my thumb, out of an old stump. Almost had a chicken fight on my hands! :)

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