Wireworms are the larvae of various species of click beetle. They are often troublesome in newly cultivated ground, particularly when it was previously growing grass. The two most common are the garden click beetle, Athous haemorrhoidalis and the common click beetle, Agriotes lineatus.Wireworms attack the underground parts of plants, damaging roots, tubers, corms and stems. Favourites are potato, beetroot and carrot as well as corms and tubers of anemone, dahlia, and gladioli. Damage to roots of strawberries, brassicas, beans, tomatoes and many seeds and seedlings can occur where infestations of wireworm are high.