The Biology of the Boll Weevil in Relation to Cotton Type

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Life history of the boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis Boheman, was investigated on five cotton types; Gossypium hirsutum Lin. var Hopi and Deltapine 15, G. barbadense Lin., G. arboreum Lin. var. Nanking, and G. herbaceum Lin. to determine if genetic type influenced the developmental stages, adult size, feeding, and egg-laying habits. Duration of development was not significantly different. G. barbadense received the greatest number of feeding punctures and Hopi (race of G. hirsutum) received the greatest number of egg punctures. Survival as indicated by percent emergence was significantly lower from G. herbaceum than from other cotton types tested. There was a correlation of square size to weevil size from G. barbadense and G. arboreum.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1963

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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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