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Species Conoderus exsul - Pasture Wireworm

Chunky Click - Conoderus exsul Was jumping and flipping - Conoderus exsul 05- Click Beetle - Conoderus exsul - male Click Beetle - Conoderus exsul - male Conoderus? - Conoderus exsul Click Beetle 1 - Conoderus exsul Click Beetle - Conoderus exsul Elateridae sp. - Conoderus exsul
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea
Family Elateridae (Click Beetles)
Subfamily Agrypninae
Tribe Oophorini
Genus Conoderus
Species exsul (Pasture Wireworm)
Other Common Names
Sugarcane Wireworm
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Monocrepidius exsul Sharp 1877
Conoderus bicarinatus Van Dyke 1932
Explanation of Names
Conoderus exsul (Sharp 1877)
exsula 'stranger, an exilé'
9.5-13 mm
key characters of this species: bicarinate pronotal angles and bidentate elytral apices
adventive (OR-CA-FL-MD) - Map (1), and in HI (since 1916)(2)(3), native to New Zealand
Omnivorous. Larvae may prefer soil-living insects (4); Adults observed eating sweetcorn pollen (4). May also be associated with Rosacea (5).
adventive in our area since at least 1932
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
3.Distribution of four introduced Conoderus species in California (Coleoptera: Elateridae)
M.W. Stone. 1975. The Coleopterists Bulletin 29(3): 163-166.
4.Food habits of pasture wireworm, Conoderus exsul (Coleoptera: Elateridae)
L.N. Roberston. 1987. New Zealand Journal of Zoology.
5.Conoderus exsul
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory. 2014. PaDIL, New Zealand Biosecurity.
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