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Chafer beetle spreads lawn destruction across Metro Vancouver

CBC has mapped the spread of the chafer beetle, using photos taken by reporters as well as those submitted by audience members.

Submit your photos of chafer beetle destruction in your neighbourhood to earlyed@cbc.ca

Crows, Raccoons, and skunks are ripping up lawns and parks across Metro Vancouver in search of chafer beetle grubs like these ones. (Rafferty Baker/CBC)

The chafer beetle, which often goes unseen as grubs below the turf, has destroyed lawns across the Metro Vancouver area.

Last summer's drought made it more difficult to fight the chafer beetle, allowing it to spread further.

CBC has mapped the spread of the chafer beetle, using photos taken by reporters as well as those submitted by audience members.  

Location pins are approximate. 

Submit your photos of chafer beetle destruction in your neighbourhood to earlyed@cbc.ca.

With files from CBC Radio's The Early Edition.

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