Host: flue-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (flue-cured type)
Description: Wireworms are thin, yellow-brown, hard-bodies larvae of click beetles that reach ½ - ¾ inch in length. They hatch from eggs laid in the summer, feed on roots of tobacco and other plants, and spend the winter in the soil. The first sign of a wireworm problem may be an uneven stand caused by damage to stems of newly set plants. Plants should be dug up and checked for feeding scars and tunneling in the stem. Sod webworms cause similar damage but generally leave silken webbing on and within the damaged stems.
Image type: Field
Image location: United States
Specimen in collection: No
Name: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Slide Set
Organization: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Country: United States