Click Beetle (wireworms)
Wireworms are the larvae of many species known collectively as click beetles. The adult click beetles are not considered a pest, but their larvae (wireworms) do cause damage to a range of crops including corn and potatoes. We recommend treating with Scanmask Spray or Scanmask Topdressing.
Wireworms are the larvae of many species known collectively as click beetles. The adult click beetles’ appearance varies by species, but most are brown or black and have long slender bodies. The adults have a distinctive flipping maneuver and clicking sound from which they derived their name. The adult click beetles do not cause plant damage and are not considered a pest. Wireworms, the larvae of click beetles, are long and slender and vary from white to rust colored. Some wireworms have hard bodies while others are softer depending on age and species. The lifecycle of a click beetle can take 2-10 years with most of that time being spent as larvae in the soil.