Body length of 7-12 mm. Head and thorax are dark metallic green to black with long outstanding pubescence and elytra are reddish-brown with a metallic gloss. Antennae are black and the club consists of three plates
“C” shaped, white with a pale brown head and up to 15 mm long when fully grown. Characterised by two parallel rows of spines above the anal slit.
Laid singly beneath turf.
Grass turf and ornamental plants
Larvae feed on roots of grasses and other plants resulting in the formation of patches. Badgers and corvids cause more damage by digging in turf to feed on the larvae