Grubworm


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Grub´worm


n.1.(Zool.) See Grub, n., 1.
And gnats and grubworms crowded on his view.
- C. Smart.
References in classic literature ?
Even poor old Mumga, half blind and almost entirely toothless, searching patiently for grubworms beneath a fallen log, represented to her a malignant spirit thirsting for the blood of little balus.
Grubworms come to the surface of the lawn when the temperatures begin to reach past 70 degrees.
The larvae (grubworms) are usually found in the top 15 cm of soil, where they are frequently detrimental, feeding on the roots of lawn grasses and crops, such as corn and soy (Whitaker, 1995; Glogoza et al., 1998).
Earthworms are usually the most heavily eaten food of eastern moles, Scalopus aquaticus, and scarabaeid larvae (grubworms), are also often very important.
The eastern mole generally feeds heavily on earthworms and scarabaeid larvae, commonly called grubworms (1), (2), (3), (4), (5).
Eastern moles from Cumberland Island fed most heavily on the following 7 foods, by volume: earthworms (29.6% volume), scarabaeid larvae (grubworms, 26.3), other beetle larvae (11.3), ants (including eggs and pupae; 9.4), beetle adults (5.6), orthopterans (4.4), and centipedes (4.1).
[T]he profound mystery of the One and the Many gave me back my father again and again, his love, in every being from grubworms to giant sumacs, for these too were my father and, in the final face I saw in the Soulcatcher, which shook tears from me--my own face ....
I lost his figure in this field of energy where the profound mystery of the One and the Many gave me back my father again and again, in every being from grubworms to giant sumacs, for these too were my father and, in the final face I saw in the Soulcatcher, which shook tears from me - my own face, for he had duplicated portions of me during the early days of the hunt - I was my father's father, and he my child.
The adults may defoliate trees, whereas their larvae (grubworms) feed on the roots of grasses and other plants.