Insects associated with broom snakeweed (Xanthocephalum sarothrae) and threadleaf snakeweed (Xanthocephalum microcephala) in west Texas and eastern New Mexico.

  title={Insects associated with broom snakeweed (Xanthocephalum sarothrae) and threadleaf snakeweed (Xanthocephalum microcephala) in west Texas and eastern New Mexico.},
  author={David E. Foster and Darrell N. Ueckert and Capt Scott A. Deloach},
  journal={Journal of Range Management},
Immature and adult insects representing 8 orders, 86 families, and 338 species were collected from broom snakeweed (Xanthocephalum sarothrae) or threadleaf snakeweed (X. microcephala) in the western half of Texas and eastern New Mexico during 1976 and 1977. Most of the 46 sampling locations were visited three times each year. Insects were collected by hand, sweep net, or D-Vac. The aboveground vegetation of 30 plants and the root systems of 10 plants were sampled at each location during most… 
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