- Adult: Click beetle; when placed on its back, it will flip into the air with a snap and land on its feet.
- Larvae: Slender brownish worms that reach about 1½" long.
- Eggs: Tiny white globules found in soil.
Timing of damage: VE to V8
Type of damage: Feed on seeds and attack seedlings belowground, drilling into and sometimes through the stalk causing the plant to wilt and die.
Scouting: Set up five bait stations in a field that is suspected of infestation about two to three weeks before planting.
Economic threshold: Treat when there are one or more wireworms per bait station.