Mystery creature

What is this?

Every time I pull up a weed, I seem to find one of these guys underneath. They’re a bit over an inch long, and have a hard red shell. I suspect it’s some sort of grub or larvae, but I’m curious how worried I should be, since our soil seems to have reached saturation levels on these dudes. Any ideas?

5 thoughts on “Mystery creature”

  1. No idea, but I have these too. Fortunately, my neighbor’s sister is a entomologist. I just e-mailed her the link to your site. Maybe she can help!

  2. Don’t know if you will see this comment from such an old post. Your image popped up on google, did you ever figure out what this was?

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