Cockchafers

Red headed pasture cockchafers a literature review

The redheaded pasture cockchafer, Adoryphorus couloni (Burmeister)(Coleoptera : Scarabaeidae) is an Australian native insect that has become an important pest of semi-improved and improved pastures in the higher rainfall areas of south-eastern Australia (Parvi and Young 2007). The insect is a member of the beetle family and the damaging stage is the larva which is a typical scarab ‘curl grub’ which feeds underground on the roots of pasture species.

Red Headed Pasture Cockchafers a literature review