A NEW CARROT PEST, WITH NOTES ON ITS LIFE HISTORY

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A weevil, Listronotus rudipennis Blatchley, apparently heretofore unrecorded as a pest has been found attacking carrots in Iowa. The injury is done by the larvae which tunnel and feed on the underground parts of the plants. In severe infestations as much as 90 per cent of the crop is rendered unfit for human consumption. The weevil requires about 31 days to complete its life cycle from egg to adult. Breeding is continuous throughout the summer.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1926

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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