Pest

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1. In turfgrass management, any living organism that competes with turfgrass plants for nutrients, light, water, air and space to the degree that it adversely affects the performance of the turfgrass; examples include weeds, insects, fungi and nematodes.

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The picture shows a Japanese Beetle, a common plant pest.
Source: http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/life/homegarden/garden_homegarden/article_686217.php