Eggs are ovoid, 0.6 × 0.5 mm. Larvae grow to 35 mm long, are shiny and cream, yellow or tan, with three pairs of legs behind the head. Unlike false wireworms, they are soft-bodied, and flatter in cross-section with a flattened head. Adult beetles are 25 mm long, grey to brown and are known as click beetles.
Larvae are similar to false wireworm larvae .
All field crops. Sugarcane wireworms are omnivorous. They originally inhabited native grasslands but have adapted to feeding on cultivated crops including field crops and pastures. They are also predatory, feeding on soil invertebrates