Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Pasture wireworm

Conoderus exsul (Sharp)

Order: Coleoptera
Family: Elateridae

Size range

  • 18 mm long


  • From Australia, widespread in New Zealand

Life History

  • Found in soil
  • Eats plant roots and grubs in the soil. Infests potato tubers
  • Larva of the common click beetle

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