Cereals: Wireworms (Limonius spp. and others)
Pub 812: Field Crop Protection Guide > Chapter 4: Cereals > Wireworms
Field Crop Protection Guide 2011-2012, Order 2011-2012 publication
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Wireworms are larvae that are 7-35 mm long, cylindrical, copper-brown-coloured and hardened (Image 1). Adult wireworms are beetles that have the ability to flip themselves upright when placed on their backs, making an audible click as they do, giving them their name "click beetles."
See OMAFRA Publication 811, Agronomy Guide for Field Crops, for sampling methods. 1 wireworm/bait trap warrants control.
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