Environmental Entomology (1986) 15, 462-464

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M.G. Villani and F. Gould (1986)
Use of radiographs for movement analysis of the corn wireworm, Melanotus communis (Coleoptera: Elateridae)
Environmental Entomology 15 (3), 462-464
Abstract: A laboratory technique is described in which 'soft' radiographs are used to study wireworm, Melanotus communis Gyllenhal, movement patterns within a soil matrix. Advantages of this technique as compared with destructive sampling are discussed and examples of several possible applications are given.
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Melanotus communis