Exotic Pest Reporting
Wireworm (Agriotes ustulatus) is an insect pest. It is a native of Europe.
Adult wireworms, commonly called 'click beetles', are slender, black beetles, 8-12 mm long.The larvae of this beetle prefers grasses, both annual and perennial. It also attacks sunflower, carrot, potato, sugar beet, corn, lettuce, canola and seed onions. Small fruits, such as strawberries, are also attacked. The larvae feed on germinating seeds or young seedlings. They feed on the stem between the seed and the soil line.
10/08/2020 - Creepy wireworms, planning for P, and on-farm trials
10/08/2020 - Wireworms causing significant problems in wheat
12/17/2019 - Wily wireworm remains a mystery
06/21/2019 - Wireworms have varied taste preferences
05/07/2019 - Corn & alfalfa growers: Apply biocontrol now
03/29/2019 - Alta. sugar beet growers want neonics to remain
02/01/2019 - Researcher looks for fields infested with wireworms
11/30/2018 - Dealing with soybean aphids and cutworms
04/03/2018 - Fields with wireworms needed for 2018 research
02/13/2018 - Can you identify these 5 larvae damaging your corn?
04/04/2014 - Insect Pest Survival During a Harsh Winter