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Species Conoderus exsul - Pasture Wireworm

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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 exsul (Pasture Wireworm)
Other Common Names
Sugarcane Wireworm
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Heteroderes exsul (Sharp)
Orig. Comb: Monocrepidius exsul Sharp, 1877
Syn: Conoderus exsul (Sharp)
Syn: Conoderus bicarinatus Van Dyke 1932
Explanation of Names
exsula - Latin for 'stranger, an exile' (1)
9.5-13 mm
Two key characters of this species are:
1) the bicarinate pronotal angles and
2) the bidentate elytral apices.
CA-FL-SC (since at least 1932); in HI since 1916 (2)(3)
native to New Zealand, adventive in our area
May-Oct (BG data)
Print References
Van Dyke, E.C. 1932. Miscellaneous studies in the Elateridae and related families of Coleoptera. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series 20(9): 291-465.
Internet References
Fact sheet - New Zealand Biosecurity (4)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
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.
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