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Hello All,

Can you tell me what these are?
They are in a pot of mint which has done wonderfully well for years, this year nowt. It was placed to one side and going to be dispatched when I found them. Are they harmfull? If so, how do I get rid?
Thanks in advance for your help.

Rgds Russ


  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,137
    Can’t see them that well but could be vine weevil.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,858
    Beetle grubs, probably one of the chafers. They do some damage to plant roots but personally I like the beetles. You can rebury them somewhere that they can't do too much harm or put them on the bird feeder and give a bird a treat.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,199

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • HouseFinchHouseFinch British Columbia, Canada (Zone 5)Posts: 327
    They like to munch on grass roots.
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