Common subtropical and tropical nonpollen food sources of the boll weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).

@article{Showler2007CommonSA,
  title={Common subtropical and tropical nonpollen food sources of the boll weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).},
  author={Allan T. Showler and Veronica Abrigo},
  journal={Environmental entomology},
  year={2007},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={99-104}
}
It is known that substantial boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis grandis Boheman, individuals can survive mild subtropical winters in some habitats, such as citrus orchards. Our study shows that endocarp of the fruit from prickly pear cactus, Opuntia engelmannii Salm-Dyck ex. Engel.; orange, Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck.; and grapefruit, Citrus paradisi Macfad., can sustain newly emerged adult boll weevils for >5 mo, which is the duration of the cotton-free season in the subtropical Lower Rio Grande… CONTINUE READING

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