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About 30 mm long, this beetle larva had a hard segmented amber coloured cylindrical body with a darker head and tail segment. It was fast moving and so was difficult to capture details.
Spotted in damp clay soil in a nature reserve.
Wireworms and false wireworms are both larvae of beetles- the former being that of the click beetle (Elateridae) and the latter that of the pie-dish beetle (Tenebrionidae). Refer to reference link for differences between the two.
Both are considered agricultural pests.