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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Worm ID?

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(Zone 11)

December 31, 2012
12:24 PM

Post #9371470

I found a dozen or so of these orange worms in the soil of a pot i was emptying out. Most of them were a little over an inch long (2.5 cm) i would say without having measured them. They were mostly in the soil between the bottom of the pot and mid-way up. I've never come across these worms before and would very much appreciate an ID.

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Minot, ND

December 31, 2012
1:45 PM

Post #9371562

Appears to be a larva of a click beetle. Sometimes called wireworms, some species can damage plant roots and tubers.


(Zone 11)

December 31, 2012
4:11 PM

Post #9371698

Thank you Flapdoodle! Whew...i guess this is not so good, but better than an armyworm so this news is not good, but better than i thought it would be. Additionally i have learned about Click Beetles. Happy New Year.

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