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Wireworms, the polyphagous larvae of click beetles belonging to the genus Agriotes (Coleoptera: Elateridae), are severe and widespread agricultural pests affecting numerous crops. A previously(More)
The taxonomic genus Rickettsiella (Gammaproteobacteria; Legionellales) comprises intracellular bacteria associated with a wide range of arthropods including insects, arachnids and crustaceans. The(More)
AIMS Larvae of scarab beetles live in the soil and are frequently hosts for microbial pathogens. In New Zealand, larvae of the grass grub, Costelytrae zealandica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), and(More)
Larvae of manuka beetles, Pyronota spp. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) cause pasture damage in New Zealand by feeding on the roots of grasses. Surveys for potential biocontrol agents revealed a putative(More)