Wing Traps Baited with Male Boll Weevils1 for Determining Spring Emergence of Overwintered Weevils and Subsequent Infestations in Cotton2•3

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When wing traps baited with male Anthonomus grandis Boheman were placed around small cotton fields in a ratio of 1 trap per 2 to 3 acres, a positive correlation was found between the number of overwintered weevils captured and the number observed in the field. However, the estimate obtained by sampling the number of weevils hibernating in woods trash did not correlate with the number captured or observed. The location of traps in relation to overwintering sites influenced the captures on the traps, and time of entry of weevils into the fields appeared to be related to the beginning of fruiting by the cotton.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1971

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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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