Hotspots for the grass-eating chafer bug plus everything you need to know about the pest
Hotspots for the chafer beetle bug include Elsham, Bonby, Worlaby, Brigg, Broughton, Lakeside in Scunthorpe and parts of Scotter Road.
Chafer larvae attack the roots of lawns and some ornamental plants, fruit and vegetables, while adult chafers feed on the leaves of a range of different shrubs, plants and immature deciduous trees. However the adults rarely cause much damage.
Here are some facts about the bug:
• Adult chafers range in size, the biggest at 30mm in length being the Cockchafer, and the smallest the Welsh chafer at 11mm.
• The adult chafers are mainly reddish brown in colour... read more
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