Adults grow into 10-15mm shiny black beetles. The males have a thickend tarsus on the front leg to help them burrow.
African Black Beetle
- General Information
Relatively inactive in winter. Eggs hatch into 1st instar and larvae develop through 3 stages. 1st instar feeds on decaying organic matter, 2nd instar feed on plants and roots, 3rd instar are fully grown larvae. Control is difficult once 3rd instar is reached, best to target 1st and 2nd stage.
- Treating Solutions
Meridian is particularly active against the 1st and 2nd instar larvae of the most destructive turf infesting grub species. Apply around peak egg laying period by adult beetles. Flexible rate range with residual control for up to 3 months.
Tempo Xtra is registered to control 9 pests, including difficult insects to control such as Argentine Stem Weevil, and Couch Mite.
For the control of Argentine Stem Weevil larvae, multiple times throughout the spring/summer period. Can be applied from spring onwards for Scarab Beetle larvae, Billbug and caterpillars.
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