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Pasture wireworm

Order : Coleoptera
Family: Elateridae
Scientific name: Conoderus exsul  
Common name:Pasture wireworm


18 mm long `and is widespread in New Zealand
Found in soil and eats plant roots and grubs in the soil. Infests potato tubers
It is the larva of the common click beetle



Head end of the grub