The Leatherjacket

  • The Leatherjacket, Tipula paludosa is the larval stage of the crane fly. It feeds on the roots of a wide range of plants - cereals and grasses in particular. It is an economically important pest inpasture, meadows and turf grass in Europe and North America.
  • Typical symptoms of leatherjacket damage include premature needle drop in conifer saplings and yellow or brown patches in pasture or turf.

Please click here for a Scientific poster on: Entomopathogenic nematodes enhance the efficacy of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae in the control of the leatherjacket, Tipula paludosa