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Different Colors Attract Sweet Potato Weevils
2014-01-03 08:27:23

Entomological Society of America The sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius (Fabricius), is the most serious pest of sweet potato around the world, damaging sweet potatoes in the field and in storage. Because the larval period is spent within vines or tubers, and the adults are nocturnal, chemical control frequently is not effective. Mass trapping using synthetic pheromones has suppressed populations of sweet potato weevil males in several countries, but it has not reduced the damage...

Monarch Butterfly's Survival Ensured By Trapping Weevils
2012-10-01 16:47:23

Ensuring the monarch butterfly's survival by saving its milkweed habitat could result from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) studies initially intended to improve detection of boll weevils with pheromone traps.

2012-03-01 11:06:54

The pecan weevil, Curculio caryae (Horn), is a major pest of pecans throughout the southeastern United States, as well as portions of Texas and Oklahoma.

2009-08-13 12:05:13

When there’s something bugging rice farmers, a large segment of the world’s population is likely to find out.

2008-09-30 03:00:00

By Garcia-Robledo, Carlos Staines, Charles L INTRODUCTION IT IS suggested that rolled-leaf hispine beetles (Hispinae, Coleoptera) and plants from the order Zingiberales maintained a highly specialized plant-herbivore interaction for >60 My.

2008-06-15 18:00:12

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jun. 15--MARIN WATER officials are considering unleashing tick-size weevils to combat an alien plant that has invaded Mount Tamalpais reservoirs.

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2007-02-13 03:00:22

By PEGGY HARRIS LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A tiny pest that has caused billions of dollars in damage to cotton fields nationwide has nearly been eradicated from Arkansas fields, officials said.


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2005-07-13 10:16:07

A weevil is a beetle from the Curculionoidea superfamily. There are over 60,000 species in several families, mostly in the family Curculionidae (the true weevils). They are typically small, measuring less than ¼ inch (6mm), and herbivorous. Due to the shape of their heads, weevils are commonly known as snout beetles. Weevils are destructive to crops. One example is the grain or wheat weevil (Sitophilus granarius), which damages stored grain. The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis)...

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