Wireworm populations were sampled in agricultural fields in Virginia in Spring 2002 and 2003 using corn seed baiting techniques. Approximately 25% of fields exceeded the economic threshold for wireworms (>1 ww per bait). Also in 2002 and 2003, several insecticides were evaluated for wireworm control in potatoes including: imidacloprid, thiamethoxam, bifenthrin, fipronil, oxamyl, and phorate.
Species 1: Coleoptera Elateridae Melanotus communis (wireworm)
Species 2: Coleoptera Elateridae Conoderus (wireworm)
Keywords: species complex, potato
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