moose72
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Can Anyone tell me what these are?

Hello guys, I turned my compost pile that is almost complete and found several of these little critters. Not sure what they are. Can anyone tell me?
Thanks

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It's a grub of some kind. The pic is kind of dark, so all I can tell you about what "kind" it might be is that if it's a creamy white color with a dark rear end, then it isn't anything good. I would kill them. The critters that develop from such grubs are never ones I consider "garden friends". ;)
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Thanks for the reply. I'll see if I can get a better picture tomorrow. I just have never had any of these growing in my compost lol

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I get grubs like that in my compost pile every once in awhile. For me it is usually one or two, I have never seen a bunch of them. Most likely they are Japanese beetle larvae. I just pull them out of the compost and throw them on the concrete patio, where they can't burrow in and become bird food.
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