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Elateridae


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Elateridae

Elateridae

Spatial Modeling of Preferred Wireworm (Coleoptera: Elateridae) Habitat

Tolerance of Wheat (Poales: Poaceae) Seedlings to Wireworm (Coleoptera: Elateridae)

CONTROL OF WIREWORM (ELATERIDAE) IN POTATOES WITH MICROBIAL METARHIZIUM, 2006

Wireworm (Coleoptera: Elateridae) Incidence and Diversity in Iowa Conservation Reserve Environments

Evaluation of Seven Sampling Techniques for Wireworms (Coleoptera: Elateridae)

Vertical and Temporal Distribution of Carabidae and Elateridae in Flight Above an Agricultural Landscape

New Fossil Elaterids (Coleoptera: Polyphaga: Elateridae) From the Jehol Biota in China

A new click beetle genus from Southern Chile: Llanquihue (Coleoptera, Elateridae, Elaterinae, Pomachiliini)

A new click beetle genus from the Chilean Central Andes: Bohartina (Coleoptera, Elateridae, Elaterinae)

DNA Barcoding to Improve the Species-Level Management of Wireworms (Coleoptera: Elateridae)

CONTROL OF WIREWORM (ELATERIDAE) IN SPRING WHEAT WITH VARIOUS CHEMICAL SEED TREATMENTS, 2004

Mortality of a Wireworm, Agriotes obscurus (Coleoptera: Elateridae), after Topical Application of Various Insecticides

Faunistic composition, ecological properties and zoogeographical composition of the family Elateridae (Coleoptera) of the Central Anatolian Region of Turkey

Faunistic composition, ecological properties, and zoogeographical composition of the Elateridae (Coleoptera) family in the Western Black Sea region of Turkey

Repellency of a Wireworm, Agriotes obscurus (Coleoptera: Elateridae), on Exposure to Synthetic Insecticides in a Soil-Less Bioassay

Transitional Sublethal and Lethal Effects of Insecticides After Dermal Exposures to Five Economic Species of Wireworms (Coleoptera: Elateridae)

First Report of Pyrearinus Larvae (Coleoptera: Elateridae) in Clayish Canga Caves and Luminous Termite Mounds in the Amazon Forest With a Preliminary Molecular-Based Phylogenetic Analysis of the P. pumilus Group

 

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; subclass Pterygota, order Coleoptera)

Family of elongate, usually black or brown beetles, 3–54 mm long, with long, often comb-like antennae. If the beetle falls on its dorsal surface, the body jack-knifes with a pronounced click, throwing it into the air, and thus turning it over, so that it may land on its ventral surface. The larvae (wire-worms) are long, cylindrical, and tough-skinned; they can be serious crop pests, feeding on roots. Others are carnivorous or wood-feeders. Pyrophorus species (fireflies) occur in the neotropics: all stages are luminescent (compare Lampyridae). There are 7000 species, with very wide distribution.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


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