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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To provide a little context: In 1915, our way of life in the City of Enterprise (n.d.) was threatened by the invasion of the Mexican boll weevil. This small insect wreaked havoc on our crops; approximately 60 percent of the cotton production that year was destroyed.
Ovarian anatomy and physiological age-grading of the female boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis grandis Boheman (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).
Nonetheless, in the absence of reproductive structures, the boll weevil can feed on vegetative structures, such as the tips and petioles of cotton leaves (Azambuja & Degrande, 2014), which favors its survival in the off-season period if the stalks are not completely destroyed.
This cotton provides the boll weevil with a host plant on which reproduction occurs through-out the year.
Ryan's analysis of the boll weevil as formal and thematic element solidifies his argument and codifies his methodology.
The boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis Boheman 1843 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a serious pest of upland cotton, Gossypium hirsutum L.
The author places his uncle's rise within the larger historical context: The end of World War I and the ensuing Great Recession coincided with the arrival of the boll weevil in Washington County, Georgia.
Recall from the due process section that several of the examples--Amtrak, and possibly the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy and the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation, but not the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners or the Texas homeowners in the water quality protection zones--were vulnerable for bias.
Efforts to eradicate the boll weevil in cotton over the years have been largely successful.
Perhaps you have heard of the cotton boll weevil, pea, bean, pepper or the highly destructive strawberry weevil?
And what coveted prize was won there by Fifteen-year-old cellist Laura van der Heijden, in 2012* 3 What is a boll weevil? * 4 What's the primary food source of omnivores?
Scores of varieties of the ancient insect are featured, from the tiny boll weevil to the frighteningly large titan beetle that lives in the Amazon rainforest and can be bigger than an adult hand.