Longevity and Fecundity of the Boll Weevil Complex1 in Arizona2

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Adult boll weevils, Anthonomus grandis Boheman, col- lected from cultivated cotton in Arizona lived an average of 6 months in the laboratory, and a few lived as long as 11 months; in the field this longevity was abbreviated. Thurberia weevils, A. grandis thurberiae Pierce, were lived than weevils from cultivated cotton, and overwintering thurberia weevils lived longer than the 1st square-reared generation. The fecundity of Arizona boll weevils was highly variable, and the potential was drastically reduced in the field. The ovipositional pattern of weevils from cultivated cotton was relatively consist-tent and apparently was closely associated with longevity.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1969

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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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