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Related to wireworm: click beetle
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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|Noun||1.||wireworm - wormlike larva of various elaterid beetles; feeds on roots of many crop plants|
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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wireworm[ˈwaɪəwɜːm] N → gusano m de elatérido
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