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Grub infestation

Grub infestation
Springfield, lane County, Oregon, USA
January 19, 2010
Size: a quarter, when curled
After our dog spent an unusual amount of time outside, I decided to check on him. He was eating as many of these as he could find. It seems we have quite the infestation in the lawn. Any ideas what these are, or what they'll become?

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

cropped, adjusted
I cropped this to "just the bug" and adjusted the brightness/contrast in Photoshop to bring out the color and details. I've still got the original, uncropped image saved if you want to keep it for your records.

if you can find one
can you put it on a white background or lighter and take another picture then crop to just the worm? it reminds me of this from my yard..in s oregon..i think they are burrowers and the rain is forcing them up.. (click for a larger image)

 
I just adjusted the above image
Now it's brighter and cropped close to the bug. I can see that has too many eyes for a sawfly larva, and too many legs for a beetle larva. So it probably is a lepidopteran larva - does the adjusted image help ID it any further?

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