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Updated wireworm factsheet now available

January 2, 2014
By Top Crop Manager

Jan. 2, 2014, Winnipeg, MB - Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD) has released a revised factsheet on wireworms.

The two most widespread wireworm species of economic concern in the Canadian Prairie provinces are the prairie grain wireworm Selatosomus aeripennis destructor, and Hypnoidus bicolor. These two main species may frequently be found together in the same field. Another species that can sometimes occur in crops in the Canadian Prairie provinces is Aeolus mellillus.

The factsheet was authored by John Gavloski, entomologist with MAFRD at the Crops Knowledge Centre at Carman, Man., and is available here.


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