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Agriotes ustulatus



Agriotes ustulatus


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  • 10 December 2020
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Agriotes ustulatus
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Agriotes ustulatus (Schaller)

International Common Names

  • Portuguese: arame

Local Common Names

  • Netherlands: Kniptor

EPPO code

  • AGRIUS (Agriotes ustulatus)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Coleoptera
  •                         Family: Elateridae
  •                             Genus: Agriotes
  •                                 Species: Agriotes ustulatus

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 17 Feb 2021


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Toepfer, S., Ellsbury, M. M., Eschen, R., Kuhlmann, U., 2007. Spatial clustering of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera and Agriotes ustulatus in small-scale maize fields without topographic relief drift. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 124(1), 61-75. doi: 10.1111/j.1570-7458.2007.00549.x

Distribution References

Arnaudov V, Raykov S, Davidova R, Hristov H, Vasilev V, Petkov P, 2012. Monitoring of pest populations - an important element of integrated pest management of field crops. Agricultural Science and Technology. 4 (1), 77-80.

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Furlan L, 1996. The biology of Agriotes ustulatus Schäller (Col., Elateridae). I. Adults and oviposition. Journal of Applied Entomology. 120 (5), 269-274. DOI:10.1111/j.1439-0418.1996.tb01605.x

Furlan L, 1998. The biology of Agriotes ustulatus Schäller (Col., Elateridae). II. Larval development, pupation, whole cycle description and practical implications. Journal of Applied Entomology. 122 (2/3), 71-78. DOI:10.1111/j.1439-0418.1998.tb01464.x

Honek A, Furlan L, 1995. Colour polymorphism in Agriotes ustulatus (Coleoptera: Elateridae): Absence of geographic and temporal variation. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY. 437-442.

Kozina A, Igrc Barcic J, Baaok R, Kos T, 2009. Distribution and abundance of Agriotes ustulatus in three regions in Croatia. [23rd IWGO Conference & 2nd International Conference of Diabrotica Genetics], 17.

Staudacher K, Schallhart N, Pitterl P, Wallinger C, Brunner N, Landl M, Kromp B, Glauninger J, Traugott M, 2013. Occurrence of Agriotes wireworms in Austrian agricultural land. Journal of Pest Science. 86 (1), 33-39. DOI:10.1007/s10340-011-0393-y

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