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Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Test Your Knowledge - Sweet Corn

Copper-coloured, cylindrical, hard-bodied larvae

Is this insect...


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This is a picture of a wireworm. The millipede is often mistaken for a wireworm. Millipedes are dark brown with about 100 legs; wireworms are copper-coloured with six pairs of legs. Millipedes do little or no harm to plants and there is no need for control measures.

Millipede (left); wireworms (right)

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