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wireworm

Line breaks: wire|worm
Pronunciation: /ˈwʌɪəwəːm
 
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Definition of wireworm in English:

noun

The worm-like larva of a click beetle. Many wireworms feed on the underground parts of plants and can cause damage to arable and other crops.
Example sentences
  • While often corn might quickly outgrow the threat of significant pest damage, when plant growth stalled, armyworms, cutworms, wireworms, and white grubs found opportunity.
  • It appears that these seed applied insecticides and liquid insecticides will be effective in protecting seeds from seed feeding insects such as wireworms and seedcorn maggots.
  • Later in the season, wireworms will feed on plant roots and may damage developing potato tubers.

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