WIREWORMS, several species
Description Picture Damage
  • damaging species generally are 1/4 to 1/2 inches long
  • cylindrical and elongate in shape
  • smooth, shiny and hard-bodied
  • color varies from yellow and brownish
  • larvae of click beetles
  • may cause severe damage to vegetables
  • Photo credit: Extension Entomology, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University

  • bore into large roots, stems and tubers
  • yield and quality may be reduced
  • wireworms attack virtually every vegetable crop
  • damage to planted seeds and roots
  • may result in poor stands or complete loss
  • crop rotation may help control them