Journal of Economic Entomology (1994) 87, 802-809

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Dakshina R. Seal and Richard B. Chalfant (1994)
Bionomics of Conoderus rudis (Coleoptera: Elateridae): Newly reported pest of sweet potato
Journal of Economic Entomology 87 (3), 802-809
Abstract: Conoderus rudis (Brown), was found in sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lamarck, fields in Tifton, GA. Adults were most active from September through October. Larvae were most abundant in August in 'Jewel' and 'Red Jewel' and in July in 'Georgia jet' sweet potatoes. Larval populations decreased as the sweet potato growing season progressed. Few larvae were collected in nonbaited soil samples. Most larvae were collected from the upper zone (0 to 10 cm) of soil cores baited with wheat and corn seed. Diagnostic characters for identifying this wireworm species are reported.
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Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
population dynamics/ epidemiology

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Conoderus rudis Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) U.S.A. (SE)