An Improved Method for Storage of the Alfalfa Weevil in the Laboratory

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Because of the rapid spread of the alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica (Gyllenhall)—it is now known to be present in 40 States (USDA 1965)–there has been a marked increase over the past few years in the amount of both field and laboratory research being done in connection witli this insect. Because adult weevils can be easily collected in the field only in late spring and in the fall, the availability of a ready supply of these insects in the laboratory is the 1st concern of most researchers engaged in this area of investigation.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1965

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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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