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Greyback cane beetles

Courtesy of Sugar Research Australia

Queensland Museum Network

Queensland Museum Network
Brisbane, Australia

The native greyback sugar cane beetle (Dermolepida albohirtum) and its root-eating grubs have long been a pest. The beetles eat the leaves and the larvae, which hatch underground, eat the roots, which either kill or stunt the growth of the plant.

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  • Title: Greyback cane beetles
  • Creator: Courtesy of Sugar Research Australia

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