lawn grubs

Predatory ground beetle (Pasimachus sp.). Willistown PA. June 2017.

Predatory ground beetles are a welcome sight in any garden or yard, as they feed on many garden and lawn pests, including grubs and caterpillars. This one was collected in a strawberry garden, using a pitfall trap. Most ground beetles can be collected by burying a plastic cup (solo cup works) until it is flush with the ground, and leaving it exposed overnight.