what is this Bug/Larva

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    I have a old tree stump in my back yard that is really decade, I started pulling it a part and along with millions of ants where lots round channels throughout the stump and at the end was these larva things, can anyone help Identify these?. Are they Grubs?. I tore most of the stump apart should I burn it to get rid of any larva that may be left.
     

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    Is it pine? if so mabey a pine beatle larve?
     
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    Looks like lunch to me!
     
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    The Stump is from a Ash tree.
     
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    I think a saw these on an episode of Fear Factor.

    They make a nice poping sound when you squash them.
     
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    It does look like a standard garden / grass grub. I have seen grubs in wood between the trunk and the bark ( a lot of time on healthy Elm ) but the grub is a lot thinner . You can get the spray out called 7 and will help a little . There are certain months that is best to kill grubs , around here in Nebraska that is about August for a grub granular you put on your lawn . Doing on the right month makes a world of difference . If you hit them too soon or too late you might only get about 25% of them . If its in a stump you could always just burn the stump . There is also a stump killer that you put on the stump and it breaks down the wood .
     
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    I think Roospike is right. It does look like a grass grub, and gooood to.
     
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    ah.....Larval Phase of the Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica Newman)
     
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    I had a bunch of those in a Red Oak stump last year, except they didn't have the redish tail like yours. I just thought they were an ordinary grub worm.
     
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    Harry - I just looked up Japanese Beetle on wikipedia, it looks like this is what it is. Thanks

    Picture below is from wikipedia
     

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    Bugs Ants Lava never bothered me once they were placed in the stove

    Might make for good fish bait
     
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    yep....Ive used them for fish bait...they work well for trout in streams!
     
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    Were you confused on which end to stick the hook through?

    j/k Could not resist!

    btw, that is a grub.
     
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    I'm quite certain that there is a June beetle larvae, not Japanese. Also known as the "White Grub". You can tell by the more clearly defined spots on the side. Here's a picture of the June Beetle grub, it has the clearer defined spots on the side like yours does. You did a great job on the picture taking.
     

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