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= = -- The Carrot maggot and the wire-worm are destructive enemies of this crop.
The slug, the snail, the wire-worm, the impudent sparrow, and the most impudent and insolent chaffinch, who all seem to have an idea that the seed is put into the ground entirely for their benefit.
To be sure, he did not despise a grub -- if he happened to meet one -- nor a cutworm nor a wire-worm.