Is this a good or bad bug

Asked October 1, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT

I'm attaching a picture of a larva I just found in my potato raised bed (no potatoes grew for some reason) Can you tell me what it is, whether I should leave it alone or get rid of it (and it's many siblings also crawling around in the bed) thank you

Howard County Maryland insect issues grubs insect id raised bed with grubs

1 Response

These are grubs, which are the larval stage of beetles. They don't usually bother potatoes, but we would toss them out as you find them. Birds will eat them.
Or you could put them in a bucket of soapy water.

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