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Grub_8253 - Xyloryctes jamaicensis

Grub_8253 - Xyloryctes jamaicensis
hartwell, Hart County, Georgia, USA
October 11, 2014
Size: 3" long, 3/8" dia
large grub found when removing pampas grass bush

Moved from Xyloryctes thestalus.

Fairly certain this is a larva of Z. jamaicensis. Larva resembles D. tityus in appearance, but are usually found in soil as oppose to in tree cavity. Also, the mandibles are much sharper than tityus' mandible.

Moved from ID Request.

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