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1. The yellowish hard-bodied larva of various click beetles that feeds on the roots and seedlings of many crop plants.
2. Any of various millipedes.
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(Animals) the wormlike larva of various elaterid beetles, which feeds on the roots of many crop plants and is a serious agricultural pest
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1. any of the slender, hard-bodied larvae of click beetles, many of which live underground and feed on the roots of plants.
2. any of various small millipedes.
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Noun1.wireworm - wormlike larva of various elaterid beetleswireworm - wormlike larva of various elaterid beetles; feeds on roots of many crop plants
Elateridae, family Elateridae - click beetles and certain fireflies
larva - the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose
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[ˈwaɪəwɜːm] Ngusano m de elatérido
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But it is the poor old centipede that gets the blame for this, often pounded to death by a heavy garden boot when mistaken for a wireworm. Centipedes are long, yellow or orange creatures with narrow bodies and many legs, wriggling furiously in the soil.
Smith), when a drought period occurs, but it disappears with the rains; wireworm (probably Limonious sp.) causes problems since the plant germinates until it reaches a height of 20-30cm, and it is fought through tillage, because in this way the worms are exposed to birds and the cold temperatures of winter; white grubs (Phyllophaga spp.) is fought in the same way that wireworms; although granary weevil (Sitophilus granarius L.) damages a lot the stored grain, it is not fought.
A It probably is caused by wireworm which burrow into the potato.
Some genotypes showed more tolerance to the most damaging pests, the wireworm (Conoderns sp.) and white grubs (Phyllophaga ephilida).