Wireworm

Definition of Wireworm

Wire´worm`
n.1.(Zool.) One of the larvæ of various species of snapping beetles, or elaters; - so called from their slenderness and the uncommon hardness of the integument. Wireworms are sometimes very destructive to the roots of plants. Called also wire grub.

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Elateridae, family Elateridae, larva
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