White grubs: Injury and damage

Adult true white grub: Adult grubs, like this species of Phylophaga, are more commonly known as June beetles. (Photo Marlin E. Rice)Adult true white grub: Adult grubs, like this species of Phylophaga, are more commonly known as June beetles. (Photo Marlin E. Rice)

Injury to soybean from white grubs is uncommon. However, second and third-instar true white grub larvae can cause damage to soybean by feeding on roots and causing stand loss.