wire worm

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wire worm

of cattle, see haemonchusplacei.
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PREDATOR: The wireworm can live in the soil for up to five years before metamorphosising into the adult Click Beetle
Antennal sensilla of the click beetle, Limonius aeruginosus (Olivier) (Coleoptera: Elateri dae).
These are the larvae of the click beetle - an acrobatic beetle that flicks over onto its back when disturbed.
ATHIS sounds like classic wireworm damage - these tiny gingery worm-like creatures are the larvae of the click beetle and measure up to 2.
ADRIENNE SAYS: The problem is wireworms, the long, thin, shiny grubs of the click beetle that feed on the roots and underground stems of plants, including potatoes.
The holes in your potatoes may have been caused by wireworms, the larvae of click beetles, which live in the soil and tunnel into the tubers of potatoes and carrots.