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Agriotus spp., Melanotus spp.
- Tunneling and holes in roots
- Larvae are thin, shiny, jointed, yellow to reddish-brown color, and approximately 1/4 to 1 ½ inch long
- More common in gardens that were previously in grass or sod
- Larvae can be found throughout the growing season
- Leaves show no damage
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- Tunneling and holes in carrot roots
- Small, circular, dark egg laying scars on leaf petiole
- Feeding may cause leaves to wilt
- Larvae are legless, cream colored, C-shaped grubs, up to 1/3 inch long
- Adults are dark-brown, less than 1/4 inch long, and have a snout
- Present throughout the growing season