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White Grub


(Leucopholis coneophora,
Leucopholis burmeistri)
White Grub
Life Cycle

Eggs (5) laid at 5cm depth in the soil, larvae hatch in 12-15 days, prepupal stage is 25-30 days, pupates in the soil at a depth of 45-50 cm and emerges as a adult after a couple of rains in may-june and adult longevity is 20 – 45 days.


It infests areca nut, coconut, tapioca, sugarcane etc. Grubs feed on roots; trees remain stunted with yellow leaves, tapering stem and sick appearance, nuts shed.