Image Number: 1402010

Wireworm damage may first appear as stunted or irregular plant growth. Holes and tunneling in plant stems just below the soil line and scars on root surfaces often indicate wireworm or other insect feeding.
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United States


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Elateriformia
Superfamily: Elateroidea
Family: Elateridae
Subfamily: Agrypninae
Tribe: Oophorini
Genus: Conoderus
Subject: Conoderus vespertinus (Fabricius, 1801)


Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Nicotiana
Subject: Nicotiana tabacum (flue-cured type) L.
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Image uploaded:
Sunday, March 10, 2002
Image last updated:
Friday, May 6, 2011