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Species Conoderus exsul - Pasture Wireworm

Specimen 15 - Conoderus exsul Elaterid fz360151 - Conoderus exsul Was jumping and flipping - Conoderus exsul Click Beetle - Conoderus exsul Elateridae - Conoderus exsul Another Conoderus? - Conoderus exsul Click beetle - Conoderus exsul Conoderus exsul? - Conoderus exsul
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
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
native to New Zealand, adventive in our area since at least 1932 (CA-FL-SC) and in HI (since 1916)(1)(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
2.Distribution of four introduced Conoderus species in California (Coleoptera: Elateridae)
M.W. Stone. 1975. The Coleopterists Bulletin 29(3): 163-166.
3.PaDIL – High quality images and information tools designed for Biosecurity and Biodiversity