Host Plants of the Boll Weevil

@article{Cross1975HostPO,
  title={Host Plants of the Boll Weevil},
  author={W. H. Cross and M. Lukefahr and P. Fryxell and H. Burke},
  journal={Environmental Entomology},
  year={1975},
  volume={4},
  pages={19-26}
}
Principal plant hosts of Anthonomus grandis Boheman are in 4 closely related genera of the Malvaceae: Gossypium, Cienfuegosia, Thespesia , and Hampea . After Gossypium , the most important host in the United States is Cienfuegosia drummondii (Gray) Lewt. in Southern Texas. However, the complexity of hosts increases in tropical areas. Plant species first reported herein as hosts of the boll weevil are: Gossypium harknessii Brandg., G. lobatum Gentry, G. laxum Phill., Cienfuegosia rosei Fryx… Expand
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Common Subtropical and Tropical Nonpollen Food Sources of the Boll Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
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