Help with id

Asked May 29, 2018, 11:35 AM EDT

I found this bug (in the pictures attached) while digging a trench to transplant small raspberry plants. I think it's a cutworm, can you confirm or correct me if wrong?
What ever your identification, can you provide some info about the bug and if they are beneficial how attract them or if they are not benefivial how to deter or get rid of them.

St. Mary's County Maryland

1 Response

This is not a cutworm but a grub. We cannot id specifically what type of beetle grub this is. It is perfectly normal to find an occasional one in the soil when digging. You can dispose of them when you find them. There is no need to do anything else at this point.