Many beetles are injurious, either as larvae or adults by being vectors of disease and as pests. Among those which attack farm crops, the wireworm is important. Wireworms are most prevalent in newly ploughed fields and attack the supervening crops especially cereals and roots. Adult and larvae flea beetles cause great damage to turnip crops. The asparagus beetle is a pest to that plant in North America and Europe. The Colorado potato beetle is destructive to potatoes in the eastern half of North America and in the Bordeaux district of France. The Japanese beetle is injurious to the foliage of fruit and other trees and its larvae damage lawns. The larvae of the May or June beetles attack the roots of grasses, potatoes, strawberries [etc], and the adults feed on foliage of trees. The boll weevil is a serious problem to cotton crops. The granary weevil and the meal worms attack stored grain, meal and other dried products. The allied apple blossom weevil is very destructive to unopened blossom buds. The palm weevil injures toddy and coconut palms and the pine weevil attacks young conifers. The alfalfa weevil is a serious enemy of clovers and alfalfa.