𝙍𝙚𝙙 𝙋𝙪𝙢𝙥𝙠𝙞𝙣 𝘽𝙚𝙚𝙩𝙡𝙚......
It seems the perfect time of year to post about this pest species Beetle with Halloween looming around the corner! 🎃👻🦇🧹🧙
Here's the life cycle of this particular Beetle...
🎃 After mating the female lays batches of about eight eggs in the soil.
🎃 The eggs are orange and oval and hatch in one to two weeks.
🎃 The grubs at first feed on leaf debris, roots and parts of the host plant in contact with the soil.
🎃 They pass through four moults as they grow, and pupate in earthen chambers just below the surface of the soil.
🎃 After a further week to two and a half weeks, the adult beetles emerge, climb the host plant and start feeding.
🎃 The females start laying eggs within a week or so. There may be five generations over the course of the summer.
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