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is this NBF

Posted by yellowfingers 9 (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 30, 13 at 14:32

Hi everyone,
While repotting my armaryllis today, I found this bad boy on the root of my bulb. The bulb appear to be heathy and all but I want to make sure.

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RE: is this NBF

This guy doesn't really look like the NBF maggot to me. They are usually a dirty white color; this guy has a fancy front and back with a transparent middle. Also the NFB maggot always bores a large hole in the bulb just above the basal plate and eats away the inside of the bulb during the winter if not detected. As far as I know they aren't interested in the roots.


RE: is this NBF

it looks like a "grub"....I don't know what grubs are a larve of...some sort of beetle. We get them in our yards here. I should send the local armadillo to your house. They wreck my yard looking for these tasty morsels!

RE: is this NBF

Thank you everyone. I found out this this is indeed a sand beetle. Guess I will release it instead of killing it

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