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EENY584: Corn wireworm Melanotus communis Gyllenhal (Insecta: Coleoptera: Elateridae)

Figure 3. Sugarcane stalks on left show Melanotus communis Gyllenhal, corn wireworm, damage to germinating buds versus the stalk on right protected with a soil insecticide.

Credit: Ronald Cherry, Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida.