Location: Systematic Entomology
2012 Annual Report
The results are on the Arizona State University Web site. Weevils are the largest group of organisms on the planet causing significant damage to food and horticultural crops, and includes bark beetles that attack forests worldwide. Major pests include the boll, pecan, and wheat weevils. One new graduate student was recruited to work on a weevil systematics project. A top-of-the-line microscope was purchased to be used by two graduate students, by the graduate student mentioned above and by another Ph.D. student from Brazil who is currently conducting research on flower weevil systematics. The first Southwest Research Station (SWRS) Weevil Course was organized and will be held in Portal, AZ, from August 1-8, 2012; participants included five colleagues and 18 students. See http://research.amnh.org/swrs/weevil-course. A small stipend was awarded to 10 deserving students so that they were be able to attend this unique course.