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Are there any "good" weevils

Hi, before I go and order some more nematodes - are the smaller ones in this pic evil vine weevils? I'm sure someone put a link on here saying that some some weevils are "good" but can't fine it now. I know what the large ones are. I'm lifting the front turf which, not surprisingly, doesn't do very well. These were within the roots and only from a piece 1' x 6'. I now have very full robins and blackbirds! I'm not relaying turf but want to put the nematodes down under the weed suppressant if these are nasties. :-)


  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    I don't know about good ones, but with different sizes, at least you can target the lesser of two weevils.  (Sorry - couldn't resist it.)
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,015
    A good weevil is a dead weevil👺
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,286
    I thought Weevil Knievel was good.
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,180
    Those look like beetle grubs rather than weevil larvae. Chafer grubs maybe. They munch grass roots and do a bit of temporary damage to lawns but the beetles are amazing creatures and essential parts of the ecosystem. I like the beetles more than perfect grass personally.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Those look like chafer grubs which explains why your lawn wasn't doing well:

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Sue & MuttonSue & Mutton Posts: 123
    Josusa47, B3 and Gemma JF .....groan, those jokes are appalling🤦‍♀️... but they made me laugh! Ah, yes,  they do look like chafer grubs. I found an elephant hawk moth pupa in there too - I only know what is is because a clever soul on here last year told me. I wasn't sure whether to bury him again in the back garden (as he was found an inch down) or, as I've just seen on a website to keep him on the surface. I don't want him to get smothered but then don't want him to dry out or get eaten. Any ideas please.
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,180
    This girl on youtube hatches some out every year with success. There might be some good tips on there.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • Sue & MuttonSue & Mutton Posts: 123
    Excellent, many thanks .....err I'll go and unearth him
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