Biology of Hylobitelus xiaoi (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a new pest of slash pine, Pinus elliottii.

@article{Wen2004BiologyOH,
  title={Biology of Hylobitelus xiaoi (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a new pest of slash pine, Pinus elliottii.},
  author={Xiaosui Wen and Yuanyu Kuang and Minqing Shi and Hongzheng Li and Yousong Luo and Rongling Deng},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2004},
  volume={97 6},
  pages={
          1958-64
        }
}
The biology of the weevil Hylobitelus xiaoi Zhang was studied in both field and laboratory in Shangyou, Jiangxi Province, China. This species required 2 yr to complete one generation with overwintering by adults in pupal chambers and larvae in galleries in the bark of host trees. Adults emerged from early March to early April and fed on the inner bark of branches of the trees. Adults fly little. Adults exhibited a diel periodicity, climbing up the trees around sunset and returning to the tree… CONTINUE READING

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