ENTO-068: Wireworms
wireworms information sheet

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Publication Date: 2017 April NEW
Email: craigcoufal@tamu.edu

Product Code: ENTO-068

This publication is a free electronic download only.  Wireworms feed on germinating cotton seeds and emerging seedlings, destroying the plants and reducing the crop stand and yield. This publication describes true wireworms (click beetles) and false wireworms (darkling beetles), their life cycles, the damage they cause, and how to manage infestations through cultural management, biological control, scouting, chemical control, and action thresholds. By Suhas Vyavhare and David Kerns. (4 pages, 6 photos, 2 tables)