Location: Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research
Project Number: 5325-22000-025-07
Start Date: Jun 01, 2010
End Date: Sep 30, 2012
We will conduct choice and no-choice oviposition experiments on the flower head weevil Larinus filiformis in our quarantine laboratory and conduct a field host specificity evaluation of L. filiformis in its native range in Turkey. If it is sufficiently host-specific, we will submit a petition to USDA-APHIS to obtain a permit to release the weevil.