boll weevil

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Synonyms for boll weevil

greyish weevil that lays its eggs in cotton bolls destroying the cotton

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The study was conducted between 18 July and 23 October 2014 in the experimental field of Embrapa Cotton in Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil, covering an area of 180[m.sup.2] (12x15m) that was historically infested by cotton boll weevil. The average temperature and relative humidity of the study area were 21.9[degrees]C and 82.4%, respectively, during the study period.
Collection of weevils and infested squares as a means of control of the cotton boll weevil in the Mississippi Delta.
rufus (Riley) have been identified as primary parasitoids of the cotton boll weevil in the United States and Mexico and might parasitize other species (Cross & Chesnut 1971).
Bracon mellitor Say was long ago recorded as a parasitoid of the cotton boll weevil and the pepper weevil (Pratt 1907; Pierce et al.
Besides border inspections, APHIS deals with eradication of pests and diseases affecting the food and fiber supply, ranging from cotton boll weevils to citrus canker.