University of Maryland Extension

Lawn Insects

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Lawn problems are tricky to diagnose. Most turfgrass issues are caused by improper management practices, not by insects or diseases. If you can't find the answer to your lawn problem here, Ask Maryland's Garden Experts. A digital photo can be attached to your question. Also, get advice on pruning, vegetables, insects and much more.

scattered brown spotsChinch bugs

holes in groundCicadas

  hole with a pile of excavated soil
Cicada killer wasps

large green beetleGreen June beetle

white grubGrubs

mining bee in soilMining bees (they are important pollinators)

black and yellow waspScoliid wasp (Predator of lawn grubs)

white mothSod webworm

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