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Leatherjackets (Tipula spp)

Category: Turf Pests

Leatherjackets are the larval stage of the cranefly (Tipula spp). Legless, brown-grey or earth-coloured and 4 cm long when fully grown. Turf is damaged by the larvae eating grass roots and stems in the autumn and spring. Most soils. PRODUCT:
Merit® Turf Controls chafer grubs and leatherjackets in managed amenity turf situations.


[ last update: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 ]