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Birds that eat the cotton boll weevil

a report of progress

by Arthur Holmes Howell

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Published by G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Birds -- Food.,
  • Boll weevill -- Biological control.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Arthur H. Howell
    SeriesBulletin / U.S. Department of Agriculture. Biological Survey -- no. 25, Bulletin (United States. Bureau of Biological Survey) -- no. 25.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination22 p. ;
    Number of Pages22
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24151262M
    OCLC/WorldCa9040455

    Among the weevils found in the stomachs the most important economically are the cotton-boll weevil and the recently introduced alfalfa weevil of Utah. Several hundred meadowlarks were taken in the cotton-growing region, and the boll weevil was found in 25 stomachs of the eastern meadowlark and in 16 of the western species.   Poisoning the Cotton Boll Weevil. One of books in the series: Leaflet (United States. Department of Agriculture) available on this site. Description. A guide to selecting the most suitable method for controlling the boll weevil. Poisoning the Cotton Boll Weevil., book, April ; Washington : B. R. Coad, R. C. Gaines.

    the name can cause a shudder to anyone who has ever had these ugly, snout-nosed bugs in their flour, rice, or cornmeal. Often called flour bugs, because that is where they are frequently found, there are actually a number of types of weevil, including rice weevils, seed weevils, granary/grain weevils, maize weevils, and bean/pea/seed weevils. The boll weevil moved from Mexico to the U.S. and spread rapidly throughout the Cotton Belt. Since, it has cost US cotton producers over $15 billion - from yield losses and costs to control the insect pest. In the first half of the 20th Century, boll weevils routinely killed half of the cotton crop from Texas to Georgia.

    Boll weevil, (Anthonomus grandis), beetle of the insect family Curculionidae (order Coleoptera), a cotton pest in North uced to the United States from Mexico in the s, the boll weevil was a severe agricultural pest for nearly 90 years, until the launch of an aggressive multiyear eradication campaign in The campaign almost, progressing slowly but . A cotton boll is the “fruit” of the cotton plant where the actual cotton grows. Not only does the boll weevil eat the cotton bolls, but it also lays eggs in the bolls. A female boll weevil lays one egg inside a cotton boll. She then covers the hole with a specially designed substance that forms something like a wart over the hole. The boll.


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Genre/Form: book: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Howell, Arthur Holmes, Birds that eat the cotton boll weevil. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. KNOWN TO EAT THE BOLL WEEVIL. ~INTRODUCTION. 8 BIRDS KNOWN TO EAT THE BOLL WEEVIL. Only 2 were shot, 1 of which had eaten a boll weevil. Iwtton field along the railroad.

Acres birds were counted. A&parture after the middle of December. Title. The relation of birds to the cotton boll weevil / Related Titles. Series: Bulletin (United States. Bureau of Biological Survey) ; no. Other limitations on boll weevil populations include extreme heat and drought.

Its natural predators include fire ants, insects, spiders, birds, and a parasitic wasp, Catolaccus grandis. The insects sometimes emerge from diapause before cotton buds are : Curculionidae.

The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) is not much to look at — just a grayish, little beetle with an impressively long this particular beetle, and its hunger for cotton, was powerful enough to forge an unprecedented partnership among farmers, legislators and scientists.

Boll Weevil, common name for a destructive beetle that infests cotton plants. The adult insect has a long snout, is grayish in color, and is usually less than 6 mm (less than in) long.

Feeding only on the cotton plant, it begins in early spring to puncture the buds and bolls and lay its eggs in them. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Howell, Arthur Holmes, Birds that eat the cotton boll weevil.

Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture,   Cotton Crop - Boll Weevil EEA Sáenz Peña INTA de Genética, de Botánica del Nordeste, de Microbiología y Zoología Agrícola) cotton growing provinces: Chaco, Formosa, Sta.

Fé y Stgo. del. Birds that eat the cotton boll weevil: a report of progress / By Arthur Holmes Howell Topics: Biological control, Birds, Boll weevill, FoodAuthor: Arthur Holmes Howell. Video of the Day. Weevils are small beetles that feed on plants, especially grains.

Their larvae are often found in packaged food, such as flour, cornmeal and cereals, and can appear in dog food. These young weevils don't make their way into sealed packages; they are already in the food as eggs. Boll weevils (beetles which feed on cotton buds) was an American political term used in the mid- and lateth century to describe conservative Southern Democrats.

During and after the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, conservative Southern Democrats were part of the coalition generally in support of Roosevelt's New Deal and Harry Truman's Fair Deal economic. Boll Weevil or Bollworm.

The primary pest of the cotton plant is the boll weevil. This beetle feeds on the buds and flowers of cotton plants. Adults overwinter in fields and emerge in late spring to lay eggs.

They have many natural predators such as spiders, birds, and parasitic wasps. Boll weevils are a poster child for sustainable agriculture. These insects cause severe damage to cotton crops and historically were the most damaging insect of any of the agriculturally important pests.

While homeowners may fear for the safety of their clothing and upholstery, boll weevils, unlike clothes moths, only eat cotton. Cotton Production and the Boll Weevil in Georgia 3 Cotton production in Georgia increased rapidly from bales in to 21, bales inor 21% of the total U.S.

production (Donnell ). By America, with Georgia as a major contributor, had established her long dominance of the world cotton. For years, the feeding habits and nutritional requirements of the boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis grandis) have been poorly understood, particularly in the subtropical and tropical region that extends from South Texas to may have led to some problems in moving forward with eradication of the boll weevils keen to feed on and lay eggs in cotton buds in such areas.

Boll weevils eat all the buds off the plants; they destroy any cotton that the plants manage to produce by eating and laying eggs in the cotton. In the early s, boll weevils arrived in the southern area of the United States and completely devastated the cotton crops in Alabama, Georgia and some adjacent and nearby farming areas.Weevils may be seen outside the area of foods they have infested, so it is important to check all foods in the home to ensure all weevils are found and eliminated.

Closely examine the foods these insects prefer to eat: whole grains, seeds, rice, nuts, dried beans, cereals, corn, and .The Boll Weevil lays it's eggs in the boll (flower) of the cotton plants, and when the eggs hatch the larvae eat through the plant. As well as the adult weevils eating the buds of cotton plants.