Agriotes obscurus (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Elateridae)

Length: 6-10mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
April - June
(5-6 Weeks)
June - Spring ? April - August
(Earliest: 27.4)

Attractant Chemicals
Monoterpenoids Geranyl Hexanoate, Geranyl Octanoate

Biotopes:
Meadows
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Elytrigia repens Roots

Daucus carota Roots
Possible Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Trifolium Roots
Food:
(Adult)

Heracleum sphondylium Pollen

Watford Coleoptera Group: Agriotes obscurus
Nature Spot: Wireworm Click Beetle - Agriotes obscurus


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