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Sugarcane Beetles

Black beetle

Hard, dome-shaped shell

About 13mm in length

Sugarcane beetles hibernate during winter months in soil

Most commonly seen in early warm months, March and April

Sugarcane beetles are most prevalent in Southern states

Feed on corn, rice, sugarcane, cotton, and strawberry crops

Cause crop damage by chewing on the plants’ outer walls beneath the soil

Call a pest control professional