tobacco wireworm (Conoderus vespertinus ) on flue-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (flue-cured type)) - 1402106

tobacco wireworm
Conoderus vespertinus (Fabricius, 1801)

Host: flue-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (flue-cured type) L.)
Descriptor: Damage
Description: Wireworms are thin, yellow-brown, hard-bodies larvae of click beetles that reach ½ - ¾ inch in length. They hatch from eggs laid in the summer, feed on roots of tobacco and other plants, and spend the winter in the soil. The first sign of a wireworm problem may be an uneven stand caused by damage to stems of newly set plants. Plants should be dug up and checked for feeding scars and tunneling in the stem. Sod webworms cause similar damage but generally leave silken webbing on and within the damaged stems.
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Name: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Slide Set
Organization: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Country: United States

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