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Species Conoderus falli - Southern Potato Wireworm

Specimen 1 - Conoderus falli Heteroderes sordidus (LeConte) - Conoderus falli Heteroderes sordidus (LeConte) - Conoderus falli Black light - Conoderus falli Ampedus? - Conoderus falli Elateridae - Conoderus falli Elateridae?? - Conoderus falli Clicker... - Conoderus falli
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea (Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles)
Family Elateridae (Click Beetles)
Subfamily Agrypninae
Tribe Oophorini
Genus Conoderus
Species falli (Southern Potato Wireworm)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Heteroderes falli (Lane), Heteroderes vagus Candèze 1893, Monocrepidius difformis Fall 1927
Explanation of Names
Conoderes falli (Lane 1956)
Size
6-9 mm(1)
Range
native to the Neotropics, adventive in our area (VA-FL-CA)(1)
Food
Destructive to potato and vegetable crops in se US (Dean & Cuthbert 1955)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: GA 1927 (Dean & Cuthbert 1955); first collected in CA in 1963(2)
Print References
Dean O.T., Cuthbert F.P. (1955) The distribution and relative abundance of wireworms in potato-growing areas of the Southeastern States. J. Econ. Entomol. 48: 191-193.
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.Distribution of four introduced Conoderus species in California (Coleoptera: Elateridae)
M.W. Stone. 1975. The Coleopterists Bulletin 29(3): 163-166.