African Black Beetle
Seasons of Activity
Spring and Summer
Areas of Plant Affected
Larvae - Roots / Beetle - Foliage
Key Distinguishing Feature
The Larvae does the most damage to turf. Once the beetle lays the egg it crawls to the surface and dies shortly after.
The adult beetle is mostly seen as a shiny black, stout bodied beetle approximately 10-15mm long. Newly hatched larvae are about 5mm long with six legs, white bodies and pale brown heads. Fully grown larvae are 25-30mm in length with a creamy-white body and light brown head.
Key Products for Control:
- For active infestations, after application, wait 24 hours before irrigating thoroughly into soil profile. For all other applications, irrigate within an hour of applying.
- Do not apply if soil is saturated with water.
- Apply product before or at peal egg hatch for maximum control (mid-September).
- Calibrate your spray equipment before applying Acelepryn to your lawn.
- Mix 1/2 tank of clean water with product and agitate. Keep mixture agitated and suspended in solution at all times.
Acelepryn GR - 1.5Kg/100sqm, *For active infestations, after application, wait 24 hours before irrigating thoroughly into soil profile. For all other applications, irrigate within an hour of applying.
*Always refer to the label before applying any products to your lawn*