A Wireworm Conoderus scissus Schaeffer (EENY509/IN911)

Figure 1. Adult Conoderus scissus Schaeffer, a wireworm. Conoderus scissus is the most abundant wireworm species found in sweet potato fields. Its preference for other crops is followed by peanut, cowpea, and corn. Learn more in this 4-page fact sheet written by Dakshina R. Seal, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, December 2011.