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Recordings of Sounds Made by Black Vine Weevil Larvae in Roots of Container-Grown Plants

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Everett Foreman recording from pot infested with black vine weevils This page contains 10-s recordings of sounds detected by an accelerometer in nursery containers (1-gallon or larger in size) infested with black vine weevil (BVW) larvae, Otiorhynchus sulcatus, recorded between Nov. 16, 1999 and Nov. 18, 1999, in a laboratory at the ARS Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory, Corvallis OR, and in a greenhouse at Monrovia, Inc., Dayton, OR. The sounds represent a range of different signals typically found in recordings of infestations in pots containing different plants in different environments. 
Host Plant in Container Site No. Larvae
1. link to picea1.wavPicea abies (L.) Karst 'Mariana Nana'  [blue spruce] greenhouse 126
2. link to parthen1.wavParthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch. [Virginia creeper greenhouse 24
3. link to rhodo1.wavRhododendron L 'Sappho' [rhododendron] lab 3
4. link to evergr1.wavPicea glauca (Moench) Voss 'Albertina'  [Alberta spruce] lab 7
5. link to yew1.wavTaxus baccata 'Fastigiata' [Irish yew] lab 19 
6. link to strawb1.wavFragaria x ananassa Duch. 'Totem' [strawberry] lab 2*

*These possibly were strawberry root weevil larvae, Otiorhynchus ovatus L., which are difficult to distinguish visually from BVW.

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